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Loos, Walter (Jagdgeschwader 300)

Date of birth:
April 11th, 1923 (Oppenheim/Rheinhessen, Germany)
Date of death:
October 27th, 2004 (Landsberg/Lech, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Walter Loos flew 66 combat missions and is credited 38 confirmed victories and 8 unconfirmed. 30 aircraft were claimed on the Western Front, including 22 four-engined bombers. He himself was shot down nine times.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Stab, Jagdgeschwader 300, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, Stab, Jagdgeschwader 300, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his record as one of the most successful Sturmgruppen pilots.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1943
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1942
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Bronze

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