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Krems, Gerhard

Date of birth:
May 4th, 1920 (Dresden, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 2017
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 2./Kampf-Geschwader 27 "Boelcke"
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1942
By the time of his receiving the Knight’s Cross Krems had flown a total of 167 sorties, destroying the following enemy materiel during this time…

- 179 vehicles
- 5 locomotives
- 50 freight cars
- 48 aircraft on the ground
- 2 heavy Flak batteries
- 9 artillery positions
- A fuel train made up of 50 railcars
- A 500-ton tugboat
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger

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