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Hager, Johannes

Date of birth:
August 16th, 1920 (Pretzier,Saxony)
Date of death:
September 2nd, 1993 (Düsseldorf,North Rhine-Westphalia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer II. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1944
Date according to publication in the Ehrenliste der Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, II. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Awarded for his success as a night-fighter pilot. By the end of the war he had achieved a total of 47 aerial victories at night and 1 by day (over a four-engined bomber) during the course of 97 night and 2 day sorties. Of particular note was a major success on the night of the 21.02.1945, in which he achieved 8 aerial victories within 17 minutes. This no doubt played a key part in his receiving the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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