Zemsky, Johann

Date of birth:
April 11th, 1909 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
August 28th, 1942 (Mal-Rosowka, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Flew a total of 600 sorties, dying on his 600th when his parachute failed to open.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for completion of over 300 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded for flying 600 sorties.
Details:
117th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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