Lignitz, Arnold

Date of birth:
March 25th, 1913 (Insterburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 30th, 1941 (near Leningrad, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Pilot credited with 25 victories - shot down over Leningrad in Russia.
Lignitz is still recorded as missing in action.

02 January 1933 : Offizieranwärter - officer cadet
31 December 1938 : promoted Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III./Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1940
Action:
Awarded after 19 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3./ I.JG.20
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1940
Action:
Awarded by General Schmidt Kommandeur Luftgau VI for 1 shotdown aircraft (Bristol-Blenheim bomber)
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III./ JG.51
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1941
Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje

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