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Schmidt, Walter (Kampf-Geschwader 51)

Date of birth:
November 4th, 1917
Date of death:
August 3rd, 1944 (Anzing, East of München - Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Koblenz
Plot: 6. Grave: 414.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Career:
01.10.1941: promoted to Oberleutnant
16.02.1942: Lt., Beobachter, awarded the Ehrenpokal
28.05.1943: Oblt. (ex-Kriegsmarine officer) in II./KG 40, transferred to Offiziere z.b.V. Ob.d.L.(Sch.Etat) (uncertain if this is the correct Walter Schmidt)
01.07.1943: formally transferred from Kriegsmarine control to Luftwaffe control
1944: Oblt., Ia Stab II./KG 51
03.08.1944: Oblt., 12./KG 51 KIA - Me 410 A-1 (9K+CW) 8 m E of Engelnardin - Anzing road.
01.10.1944: Hptm., awarded DKG, in unspecified Kampfgeschwader.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
12. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
This soldier has not yet been mentioned in any known database of DKiG recipients.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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