Genzow, Joachim

Date of birth:
December 13th, 1915 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 7th, 1989 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Joachim Genow finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

02.07.1934: entered service with the Heer - Inf.-Rgt. 8
01.10.1935: transferred to the Luftwaffe - Fliegerschule Neuruppin then Flugkommando Berlin - pilot training
01.04.1936: promoted to Leutnant
01.11.1936: Grosse KFS Tutow - bomber pilot training
01.02.1937: III./ KG 253 as Lt and pilot
01.03.1937: II./ KG 2 as Techn.Offz. / TO then Kp.-Chef
01.01.1938 (01.01.39?): promoted to Oberleutnant
1939-1940: Oblt. and Techn.Offz. in Stab/ KG 2
12.05.40 - 30.11.1941: Oblt and Staka 4./ KG 2
11.07.1940: his Do 17 Z 'U5+GM' was shot up by Hurricanes over Harwich 28/29.09.1940: his Do 17 Z 'U5+AM' was shot up badly by AA over London but returned
01.12.1941(01.10.41?) - 30.09.1942: Generalstab - Luftkriegsakademie Berlin-Gatow (1. LangLehrgang)
01.02.1942 (or 1943?): promoted to Hauptmann
01.10.1942: Führer-Reserve Ob.d.L. - Abt. O.Qu. in Stab/Oberbefehlshaber Süd for temporary duty
01.02.1943 (or 1942?): promoted to Hauptmann
01.07.1943: Generalstab d.Lw. - Kesselring's Adjutant - promoted to Major
01.05.1945: promoted to Oberstleutnant (with RDA of 01.11.44)

Pilot credited with 144 combat missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 2 'Holzhammer', Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Stab/ KG 2 'Holzhammer'
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staka 4./ KG 2 'Holzhammer'
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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