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Moßdorf, Martin

Date of birth:
January 10th, 1916 (Grimma/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 11th, 2002 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fähnrich
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1937
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Details:
Written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Martin Mossdorf.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his personal total of 180 sorties flown as well as his achievements as a Stuka Gruppe commander. Among the most notable of the latter included his Gruppe’s attack on the British aircraft carrier “HMS Indomitable” on 12.08.1942, which inflicted considerable damage on the warship.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1943
Ärmelband Kreta

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