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Kroschinski, Hans-Joachim

Date of birth:
May 11th, 1920 (Saalfeld/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 7th, 1995 (Eutin, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Over the course of 360 missions, including 240 low level attacks, Kroschinski destroyed (among other things) 2 tanks, 1 gunboat on Lake Ladoga, 2 MTBs in the Gulf of Finland and 76 aircraft.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
2. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 3. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1945
Awarded after 76 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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