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Glunz, Adolf

Date of birth:
June 11th, 1918 (Bresegard, Germany)
Date of death:
August 1st, 2002 (Lüdenscheid, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Adolf Glunz flew a total of 574 sorties during WWII (including 238 with enemy contact). In this time he achieved a total of 71 aerial victories (almost all in the West, including 20 four-engined bombers) plus another 7 unconfirmed victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1940
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Award 13/115.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1943
Awarded after 38 aerial victories.
884th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Awarded after 65 aerial victories.
508th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1944
Sorties number "200"
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold mit Anhänger und Einzatszahl

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