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Vandieken, Otto (Transportgeschwader 3)

Date of birth:
October 28th, 1908 (Niederschelden, Siegen - Germany)
Date of death:
February 29th, 1944 (Tiraspol, Crimea - Moldavia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Leutnant der Reserve
07.03.1941-20.04.1941: Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 102
21.04.1941-05.03.1942: 2./ Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 102
01.10.1941: promoted to Oberleutnant der Reserve
06.03.1942-00.00.1942: 3./ Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 102
Stab./ Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 102
4./ III./ Transportgeschwader 3
00.12.1942-24.07.1943: Flugzeugführer and Staka 12./ Transportgeschwader 3 - flew supply missions into Stalingrad
05.06.1943: Oberleutnant, awarded the Ehrenpokal
29.02.1944: Oberleutnant, Staka 12./ TG 3 KIA - when his Ju 52-3M crashed while en-route from Tiraspol to Crimea area to unknown cause - the entire crew died:
-Gefr Hohe, Arthur
-Uffz Köhn, Werner
-Fw Otto, Gustav
-Olt Vandieken, Otto, pilot
The incident happened most probably over land on the German side of the lines and the wreckage and bodies were recovered.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
12. Staffel, III Gruppe, Transportgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1943
Awarded for his action to supply the Stalingrad pocket
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1943
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold

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