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Sommer, Gerhard

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1919 (Steinpleiß/Werdau, Germany)
Date of death:
May 12th, 1944 (Near Salzkotten/Paderborn, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
4./Jagdgeschwader 11
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 4./Jagdgeschwader 11
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Awarded in recognition of his 20 aerial victories in the West, including 14 four-engined bombers.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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