Engel, Walter (LW-Nachtjagdgeschwader 5)

Date of birth:
May 1st, 1919 (Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 26th, 2011 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 5, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 5, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1945
Awarded for his achievements as a reconnaissance, bomber and night-fighter pilot. By this time he had achieved 9 night victories and was very close to reaching his wartime total of 266 sorties (159 as a recon pilot, 80 as a bomber pilot and 27 as a night-fighter pilot).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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