Mayer, Hans-Karl

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1911 (Rufach/Alzace, Germany)
Date of death:
October 17th, 1940 (over the Thames, Great Britain)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53 "Pik As", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1940
Action:
Awarded after 20 aerial victories. Was the 7th fighter pilot to be so honoured.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
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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