Jäger, Erich

Date of birth:
September 17th, 1916 (Simmern,Rhine Province)
Date of death:
March 21st, 1981 (Würzburg,Bavaria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 23, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Action:
Oberleutnant Jäger distinguished himself during combat against a fortified massif of the Metaxas line while in command of an 8.8 cm Flak Zug. He and his men were able to knock out 30 bunkers, 8 armoured cupolas and 12 other various targets. For this he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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