Hoffmann, Gerhard (WL-Jagdgeschwader 52)

Date of birth:
November 6th, 1919 (Nieden-Johannisburg/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 1945 (over Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Leutnant Gerhard Hoffmann was killed on April 12th, 1945 when he was shot down over Breslau as Staffelführer 11. / Jagdgeschwader 52.

Note: Sources give different statements about the date of death. The date here used is taken from a message from the NS. Führung, Festung Breslau.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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