Raithel, Johann

Date of birth:
March 11th, 1897 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 29th, 1961 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Johann Reithel reached the rank of Generalleutnant, He was POW form May 12th, 1945 until May 12th, 1947.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Kampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1941
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his leadership of KG 77, and the successes of this unit, starting from the Battle of Britain up until Operation Barbarossa.
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