Sochatzy, Kurt

    Date of birth:
    February 5th, 1915 (Schloß Pragerhof-Marburg an der Drau, Austria)
    Date of death:
    May 2nd, 1996 (Vienna, Austria)
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

    Biography

    Flew a total of 180 sorties, during which he achieved a total of 38 aerial victories as well as 27 aircraft destroyed on the ground.

    Career:
    1935: Austrian Luftwaffe;
    July 1938: I. / Jagdgeschwader 138;
    November 1938: I. / Jagdgeschwader 134;
    February 1939: Condor Legion;
    July 1939: I. / Jagdgeschwader 76;
    January 1940: Adjutant Jagdfliegerschule 5;
    ?: Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdfliegerschule 5;
    December 15th, 1940: Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 3;
    August 3rd, 1941 - September 1947: Soviet POW.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    August 12th, 1941
    Action:
    Awarded after 38 aerial victories.
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