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Maltzahn, Freiherr von, Günther

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1910 (Wodarg/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
June 24th, 1953 (Düsseldorf/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Günther Freiherr von Maltzahn finally reached the rank of Oberst and achieved 68 victories in 380 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1940
A fighter wing under the leadership of Major von Maltzahn achieved its 501st aerial victory on November 15.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Awarded after 13 aerial victories.
174th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
July 24th, 1941
Awarded for his command achievements as well as his personal tally of 42 aerial victories.
29th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Award 1/140
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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