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Nordmann, Karl-Gottfried

Date of birth:
November 22nd, 1915 (Gießen/Hessen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 22nd, 1982 (Greenwich/Connecticut, United States)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl-Gottfried Nordmann achieved 78 victories in about 840 sorties. He finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 12. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1941
Details:
Date from the Ehrenpokal.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1e Luitenant-Vlieger)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 12. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Details:
266th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1e Luitenant-Vlieger)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 12. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1941
Details:
35th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Action:
Fighter wing "Mölders", under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel Nordmann, reported its 8 000th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Aces of the Luftwaffe

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