Schmid, Johann

Date of birth:
January 13th, 1911 (Gainfarm/Baden-bei-Wien, Austria)
Date of death:
November 6th, 1941 (English Channel)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Johann Schmid was killed on November 6th, 1941 over the English Channel and was formally reported as missing in action. At that moment he had achieved a total of 45 air victories in 137 operational sorties.

Promotions:
1938: Oberfeldwebel;
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
August 1st, 1941: Hauptmann;
June 1st, 1944: Major (postuum).

Career:
1933: Österreichisches Bundesheer (Luftwaffe);
?: 1. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
1940: III. Jagdgeschwader 26;
?: Stab, Jagdgeschwader 26;
?: Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 26;

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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