Ochs, Albrecht Otto Bismarck

Date of birth:
September 30th, 1896 (Berlin-Friedenau/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 20th, 1986
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Albrecht Ochs entered service with the 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in August 1914. When the First World War broke out he served with the Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 203 at the Western Front and received the Eiserne Kreuz 2.Klasse in May 1915. Albrecht Ochs was wounded in action on June 14th, 1916. He started a Flugzeugführer training on February 15th, 1917 and shot down an enemy plane on January 3rd, 1918, flying an Albatros C V at that moment. He was also awarded the Eiserne Kreuz 1.Klasse during the First World War.

In May/June 1940 he served with 4. / Jagdgeschwader 3. During the Battle for England he served with 9. / Jagdgeschwader 3 and was credited with four kills.

Promotions:
September 1915: Unteroffizier;
1917: Vize-Feldwebel;
?: Leutnant der Reserve;
?: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
February 26th, 1939: Hauptmann der Reserve;
April 1941: Major der Reserve.

Career:
August 1914: 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß;
?: Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 203;
February 15th, 1917: Ausbildung Flugzeugführer Rumpler-Werk Müncheberg;
?: Flieger-Ersatzabteilung 4, Posen;
?: Geschwaderschule Paderborn;, Spezialausbildung Gotha-Bombern;
November 1917: Bombenstaffel 20 / Bombengeschwader 4;
December 1917: Bombenstaffel 22 / Bombengeschwader 7;
1918: Geschwaderschule Paderborn;
1918: Bomber-Lehranstalt;
April 16th, 1940 - June 30th, 1940: Staffelkapitän 4. / Jagdgeschwader 3;
July 1st, 1940 - September 30th, 1940: Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 3;
October 1st, 1940 - January 31st, 1941: Staffelkapitän Ergänzungs-Staffel / Jagdgeschwader 3;
March 13th, 1941 - June 15th, 1941: Kommandeur Ergänzungsgruppe / Jagdgeschwader 51;
June 16th, 1941 - April 30th, 1942: Ia Jagdgeschwader 53;
May 1st, 1942 - August 16th, 1942: Ia Jagdgeschwader 27;
August 17th, 1942 - December 15th, 1943: Nachtjagdraumführer 3 - Nachtjagdraumführer 8;
December 16, 1943 - February 14, 1944 staff 4. Jagddivision;
March 25th, 1944 - April 7th, 1944: Kommandeur / Ia Fliegerzielgeschwader 2;
April 8th, 1944 - July 6th, 1944: Kommandeur III / Fliegerzielgeschwader 2;
July 7th, 1944 - August 15, 1944: Kommandeur II. / Fliegerzielgeschwader 2;
February 9, 1945 - April 1945 instructor Erg. Jagdgeschwader 1

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1918
Königlich Preußische Militär-Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1938
Flugzeugbeobachterabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1938
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
SA-Sportabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1940
Action:
The award was mostly for air victories achieved with the mentioned unit. Formally he was transferred to 3. Erg. Jagdgruppe 3 on 1st October 1940.
Details:
Date according to Verleihungsurkunde.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1940
Treue Dienst Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1942
Medaglia commemorativa della campagna italo-tedesca in Africa

Sources

  • Photo 1: Vincent Ochs
  • - Award document via family
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
    - Flugzeugführerabzeichen
    - Frontflieger

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