Tietzen, Horst

    Date of birth:
    July 19th, 1912 (Neu-Ostwalter/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    August 18th, 1940 (over the Thames/England, Great Britain)
    Buried on:
    German War Cemetery Bourdon
    Plot: 17. Row: 1. Grave: 10.
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Tietzen was credited with 27 victories, 7 during the Spanish Civil War and 20 during World War II.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Staffelführer 5. / Jagdgeschwader 51
    Awarded on:
    August 20th, 1940
    Details:
    Awarded posthumously.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 6th, 1940
    Action:
    Besides those four officers already mentioned over the past weeks a further three fighter pilots achieved 20 or more aerial victories in aerial combat, these are: Hauptmann Mayer, Hauptmann Oesau and Hauptmann Tietzen. At the top of the victors stands Major Mölders with 32 aerial victories.
    Wehrmachtbericht

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