Orthofer, Alfons

Date of birth:
December 7th, 1909 (Neustadt/Donau, Germany)
Date of death:
October 12th, 1942 (Belorecenskaja/Maikop, Soviet Union)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


Alfons Olthofer died on October 12th, 1942. At that moment he served as Kommodore Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 with the rank of Major. By this time he had flown a total of 437 sorties. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Awarded in recognition of his personal and command achievements as a Stuka Gruppe commander. By the time of his award of the Knight's Cross he had flown about 150 sorties. His Gruppe had by that point destroyed the following...

- 10 warships (including a cruiser) in the Black Sea
- 27 support ships with a total of 50000 GRT (also in the Black Sea)
- 140 tanks
- 45 Flak positions
- 43 field gun positions
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