Hrabak, Dietrich "Dieter"

Date of birth:
December 19th, 1915 (Gross-Deuben/Leipzig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 15th, 1995 (Pfaffenhofen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Dietrich Hraback achieved 125 victories in over 1000 operational flights.He was the Geschwaderkommodore van het Jagdgeschwader 54 from October 1st 1944 till May 8th 1945. After the Second World War he served fom 1955 until 30th September 1970 eith the Bundeswehr. Here he finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements with his Gruppe as well as reaching a personal total of 16 aerial victories.
Details:
145th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for reaching a total of 118 aerial victories and distinguishing himself as the commander of the legendary JG 52. By the time of his receiving the Oakleaves the Geschwader had destroyed over 7000 enemy aircraft, and under Hrabak’s command it would reach a total of 10000 enemy aircraft shot down on the 02.09.1944.
Details:
337th Award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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