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Frenzel, Günther

Date of birth:
March 19th, 1919 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 12th, 2011 (Eitorf/Northrhine-Westernphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Frenzel was one of the pilots that operated in captured Vickers Wellington bombers. On an operetaion he landed his plane on an airfield in Belgian-Congo, tanked his plane, took off again and bombarded the airfield he had just landed. When he was taken prisoner, the British sentenced him to death, but he managed to escape with a stolen plane on the same day as his conviction.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1942
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on June 22nd, 1942.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 11.Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader zur besonderen Verwendung 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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