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Kammhuber, Josef

Date of birth:
August 19th, 1896 (Burgkirchen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 25th, 1986 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: General (Bundeswehr).

Career:
June 1st, 1957 - September 30th, 1962: Inspekteur, Führungsstab der Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1941
Night fighter units under the leadership of Major General Kammhuber, as well as anti-aircraft and naval artillery, shot down 16 aircraft last night, and seven the night before.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Nachtjagd-Division
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1942
A night fighter unit under the leadership of Lieutenant General Kammhuber achieved last night their 500th aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1942
A night fighter unit under the leadership of Lieutenant General Kammhuber achieved hereby their 600th aerial victory at night, Captain Streib achieved his 25th and 26th and First Lieutenant Knacke his 20th nocturnal aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Awarded on:
March 10th, 1958
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1961
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1962

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