Loßberg, von, Viktor

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1904 (Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 24th, 1983 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 109 bomber sorties and 39 night-fighter sorties. In the latter capacity he had no successes. On the other hand he and his crew shot down 4 enemy aircraft from their bomber.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
III./Kampfgeschwader 26
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1941
Action:
Awarded after flying 107 bomber sorties. In this time he particularly distinguished himself during the Norwegian campaign, where he personally sank a destroyer and a 3000 GRT merchant vessel. He also damaged another destroyer and a cruiser. Later, on the Eastern front, he would achieve another major success by destroying a large enemy munitions dump near Kaluga.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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