Huth, Joachim-Friedrich

Date of birth:
July 31st, 1896 (Neuhof/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 27th, 1962 (Koblenz/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommodore, Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1940
Action:
Heavy aerial battles broke out in many places. Our destroyers and fighters infringed heavy losses on the enemy during their course. The destroyer wing "Horst Wessel, " under the leadership of their commodore, Oberstleutnant Huth, alene shot down 51 aircraft on this day.
Wehrmachtbericht

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