Hohagen, Erich

Date of birth:
January 9th, 1915 (Velbert-Düsseldorf/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
March 8th, 1990 (Jever-Oldenburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
August 27th, 1944: Major;
December 15th, 1960: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr);
?: Oberst.

Career:
February 21st, 1941: Staffelkapitän, 4. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 51;
August 1941: stellvertretender Kommandeur II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51;
August 18th, 1941: Stab, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51;
September 1st, 1942: stellvertretender Staffelkapitän, Jagdlehrerüberprüfungsstelle;
November 1st, 1942: Staffelkapitän, Jagdlehrerüberprüfungsstelle;
?: Jagfliegerschule 5;
November 4th, 1942: Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
April 7th, 1943 - July 15th, 1943: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27;
August 19th, 1943: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2;
?: Ergänzungsgruppe Jagdgeschwader 2;
?: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2;
November 19th, 1944: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 7;
April 1945: Technisches Offizier, Jagdverband 44;
November 1959 - October 1961: Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 72 (Bundeswehr);
februari 1962 - augustus 1968: Kommandeur, Waffenschule der Luftwaffe 10.

Erich Hohagen achieved a total of 55 aerial victories (including 20 in the East and 13 four-engined bombers) over the course of 500+ sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1941
Awarded after 30 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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