Eder, Georg-Peter

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1921 (Oberdachstetten/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
March 11th, 1986 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Georg-Peter Eder finally reached the rank of Major.

During WWII he achieved a total of 78 confirmed aerial victories (including 10 in the East and 36 four-engined bombers) as well as 18 unconfirmed victories. He was also credited with destroying 3 Sherman tanks on the ground. Over the course of his career he in turn would be shot down 17 times.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Awarded after 49 aerial victories.
1253rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Awarded after about 60 aerial victories.
663rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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