Geisler, Kurt Karl

Date of birth:
January 28th, 1914 (Hennersdorf/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 6th, 1943 (Hawstead/Suffolk, Great Britain)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cannock Chase
Plot: 1. Row: 12. Grave: 465.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Kurt Geisler was killed when his plane was shot down near Hawstead after a flight to Cambridge.

05.1941: Oberleutnant and transport pilot during the invasion of Crete
01.07.1941: promoted to Hauptmann
12.1942 - 17.02.1943: Hptm and Kdr. Transportgruppe Lw.Kdo. Don
15.06.1943: Staka - 3./ SKG 10
30.07.1943 - 07.09.1943: Hptm and Kdr. I./ SKG 10
06/07.09.1943: KIA during a fighter-bomber raid on Cambridge when his Fw 190 A-5 Werknummer 840006 crashed at Hawstead / Bury St Edmunds after diving through low cloud cover to evade a 85th Sqdn. Mosquito night fighter
01.08.1944: officially listed as MIA
Pilot credited with c.310 combat missions. Buried at Cannock Chase

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Gruppenkommandeur
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Lufttransportgruppe Don, Luftwaffen-Kommando Don, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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