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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

Biography

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

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Periode:
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
Periode:
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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