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Aschoff, Walter

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1892 (Warstein, German Empire)
Date of death:
January 14th, 1946 (Ostende, Belgium)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Lommel
Plot: 61. Grave: 454.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Oberst of the Wehrmacht.
WWI
Walther Aschoff was a pilot and observer serving in the Kasta 18, the Kogohl 3, and later in Bosta 17 flying Gotha bombers and was involved in the bombing of London in 1917 - ‘Operation Türkenkreuz’
WWII
W.B.K. Berlin
1939-1940: with the RLM (LP IV)
01.01.1940: Oberstleutnant, published his WWI souvenir book: Londonflüge 1917, der Kampf des ersten Englandgeschwaders. Aus dem Fliegertagebuch
25.06.1941: as Offz.z.b.V. (Erg.Offz.) temporarily assigned to Lg.Kdo. Westfrankreich for duties with the Boden-organisation
27.08.1941: appointed Kdt. Fl.H.Kdtr. A 12/XII
24.01.1942: appointed provisional Kdt. Koflug 3/XIII
01.02.1942: promoted to Oberst
09.04.1942-10.03.1943: Oberst (Erg.O.), acting Kdt. Koflug 3/XIII, appointed Kdt.Koflug 3/XII
10.03.-30.04.1943: appointed Kdt. Koflug 19/XI
30.04.1943-04.1945: appointed Kdt.Koflug 22/XI - Brüssel
14.01.1946: died in a POW camp in Ostende, Belgium

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
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