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Richter, Gerhard (WL-Lehrgeschwader 1)

Date of birth:
November 21st, 1913 (Niedergebra, Germany)
Date of death:
March 12th, 1995 (Neckargemünd, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Gerhard Richter recieved the Reichssportabzeichen on 8th September 1932.
He was supposed to have been recommended for the Deutsches Kreuz im Gold (stricken mentioning in the Wehrpass with the date 21st September 1943).

Career:
9th April 1934 - 9th October 1934: 2. / Pionier-Bataillon 1, Königsberg;
1st October 1934 - 31st October 1935: 1./ Pionier-Bataillon 1, Königsberg;
1st November 1935 - 1st November 1936: Fliegershüle;
2nd November 1936 – 31st January 1937: Fliegerkommando, Berlin;
1st February 1937 - 21st July 1937: III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald;
22nd July 1937 - 1st April 1938: SonderStab West;
2nd July 1937 - 18th June 1941: III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald;
19th June 1941 - 25th February 1942: Stab / Lehrgeschwader 1;
26th February 1942 – 17th October 1942: IV. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
18th October 1942 – 20th January 1943: II. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
21st January 1943 – 23rd March 1943: Stab / Lehrgeschwader 1;
24th March 1943 – 10sth September 1943: II. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
11th September 1943 – 30th September 1943: Frontflieger Sammelgruppe;
4th March 1944 – 1st October 1944: Luftkreigsshüle 7;
1st October 1944 – 30th April 1945: IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2;
1st May 1945 – Surrender with Feldjagdabteilung der Luftwaffe 103.

Promotions and Commands.
1st October 1934: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiten;
20th December 1934: Fahnenkjunker-Unteroffizer;
7th June 1935: Fähnrich;
21st October 1935: Oberfähnrich;
20th April 1936: Leutnant;
1st November 1938: Oberleutnant;
23rd September 1940: Staffelkapitain Lehrgeschwader 1;
1st September 1942: Hauptmann;
5th September 1942: Gruppenkommandeur IV. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
1st March 1943: Major;
28th April 1943: Gruppenkommandeur II. / Lehrgeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Fliegerkommando Berlin
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1936
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1938
Pilot Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1938
Order of the Crown 5th Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1939
Pilota Militare
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Lehrgeschwader Greifswald
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 9.(K) / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1941
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1943
Medaglia commemorativa della campagna italo-tedesca in Africa
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Gruppenkommandeur Frontflieger Sammelgruppe
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1943
Details:
Awaridng date according to the Wehrpass. Patzwall gives for the publication date in the Ehrenliste der Duetschen Luftwaffe the date of 23rd August 1943.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • Photo 1: Terri Martin
  • Photo: Terry Martin
  • - Wehrpass

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