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Kaiser, Josef "Beppi" (Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer')

Date of birth:
March 10th, 1923 (Egern - Germany)
Date of death:
June 12th, 1944 (Maril-sur-Maultre - France)
Buried on:
German War Graves Versailles
Row: O. Grave: 7.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

13.06.1942: Uffz., III./ JG-5, emergency landing with Bf 109E-7 Werknummer 5.599 coded "Black 8" at Parkkina due to engine trouble while on an operation, uninjured in the landing
06.08.1942: Uffz., 8./ JG-5, his first known victory, three Soviet Hurricanes: 2 South East of Herzberg, and one South West of Murmansk
10.08.1942: Uffz., 8./ JG-5, 4th & 5th, two Soviet Hurricanes
13.08.1942: Uffz., 8./ JG-5, 6th, an I-153
02.09.1942: Fw., 8./ JG-5, 7th & 8th, an I-180 and a Hurricane
26.12.1942: Fw., 8./ JG-5, shot down over Murmansk in Bf 109F-4 Werknummer 13.086 coded "Black 10", captured by the Russians, but convinced them that he was a Communist sympathizer by showing them his brothers Austrian Communist Party card.
31.05.1943: voluntered as Soviet agent and was disembarked by Russian plane at Nautsi
05.06.1943: reported himself to German troops explaining the incident. This wasnt the only such case; two JG-77 pilots were also dropped as spies.
00.10.1943: then appointed as pilot to 9./ JG 27 deployed on the Western Front
09.02.1944: two new victories within 9./ JG 27, 9th and 10th, 2 Beaufighters: one near Levita, the other South of Insel Samos
24.05.1944: Uffz., 11th, a B-24 (HSS) 40 km North of Brück-a.d.-Mür
28.05.1944: Uffz., 12th, a B-17 at Wittenberg
30.05.1944: Uffz., 13th, a B-24 (HSS) 30 km from Agram (Zagreb)
12.06.1944: Uffz., 9./ JG-27, KIA Bf 109G-6/U4 Werknummer 440.305 coded "Black < - + -"during aerial combat in the Caen / Bayeux area

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
8./ JG5
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
8./ JG5 'Eismeer'
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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