Schmidt, Erich (Jagdgeschwader 53)

Date of birth:
November 17th, 1914 (Neuhaus/Thüringia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 31st, 1941 (near Dubno, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Erich Schmidt finally reached the rank of Oberleutnant. In total he achieved 47 aerial victories (including 18 in the Battle of Britain).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer III. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 30 aerial victories.
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