Gallowitsch, Bernhard, 'Bernd'

Date of birth:
February 23rd, 1918 (Wien,Austria)
Date of death:
December 28th, 1983 (Wien-Schwechat, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

1939-40: in KGr. 100
01.12.1939: promoted to Leutnant - FFS C Prag-Rusin
06.1940: converted to fighters and assigned to IV./JG 51
06.05.-04.08.1941: Lt - 10./JG 51
Mid-1941: transferred to Stab/ JG51
31.08.-11.1941: Leutnant and acting Staka 12./ JG 51
15.09.1941: Leutnant - 12./ JG 51 - awarded Ehrenpokal
24.01.1942: Leutnant - 12./ JG 51 - awarded Ritterkreuz
05.1942: severely WIA, spending months in hospital
01.01.1943: promoted to Hauptmann
26.03.1943: from Frontflieger-Sammelgruppe to RLM (LP 5)
1944: III./Erg.JG 2 - Me 262 jet training at Lechfeld
01.05.-05.05.1945: Major and Staka 4./JG 1
Credited with ca.480 combat missions, 64 air victories and the destruction of at least 23 tanks.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
12./ JG. 51 'Mölders'
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
12./ JG. 51 'Mölders'
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
12./ JG. 51 'Mölders'
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
12./ JG. 51 'Mölders'
Awarded on:
May 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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