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Jirkal, Eduard

Date of birth:
October 6th, 1919 (Sankt Pölten - Austria)
Date of death:
March 31st, 1945 (Breslau - Wroclaw)
Nationality:
Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

Biography

Serving in the 9./TG 2, Feldwebel Jirkal was probably KIA when the Ju 52/3m Werknummer 130857- '8T+CT' was downed by Soviet fighters during a supply flight to the beseiged fortress of Breslau/Wroclaw, crash location unknown.
All crew was declared MIA:
- Flugzeugführer Ofw Berton, Wilhelm
- Bordfunker Ofw Birkelbach, Wilhelm
- Bordwart Fw Liebherr, Adolf
- Bordschütze Fw Jirkal, Eduard

RAD-Abt. 8/73
05.1940: Unteroffizier - KGzbV-1
08.1942: I./TransportGeschwader 1
28.07.1943: Feldwebel - II./TransportGeschwader 4
02.1945: 9./IV./TransportGeschwader 1

He flew over 400 missions as a Bordschütze

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1942
doc signed by Gen.Oberst Löhr - Chef der Luftflotte 4
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
doc signed by Oberstleutnant F.-W. Morzik Kdr
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1941
doc signed by Kdr. Oberst Rudolf Trautvetter
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1943
Medalia
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1945
with '400' missions clasp
doc signed by Kdr. Hptm. K.-H. Schütte
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold mit Anhänger und Einzatszahl

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