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1 Geisshardt, Friedrich Richard 'Fritz' Hptm1/22/1919Sonnefeld bei Coburg1021 & 2(J)/LG-2(9/39), I/JG-77(6/41), Stfkpt in I/KG-77(8/41) Stfkpt 3/JG-77 (5/42 S.U.), II/JG-27, Kdr III/JG-26(after Priller, 1/1943)Do 17Z & Ju 88A in KG-77, Bf 109E "Red 13" (10/39), Bf 109E Werk # 958 "White 10 (5/40 in LG-2), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 3579 "White 14; slight dam 7/12/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7236 "<1" (4/19/42 his 50th victory), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7570 "Yellow 5" (35% dam 5/12/42; force land, combat engine dam, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8450 "Yellow 5" (Sicily), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10517 "Yellow 5" (8/42), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7051 (lost 4/5/43) in III/JG-26

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DOW 6 April, 1943 from wounds received from 306BG B-17 gunners on April 5th. He died from blood loss due to a abdominal wound, despite a smooth landing in his A-4 at Gontrode, near Ghent, Belgium. 742 missions. His first victory was a Polish P-24 near Lubica, 9 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dungeness and a "damaged" Spitfire at St Margarets Bay, 4 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire W of Dover on 14 February, 1941. Nearly all his victories (75) were in the East, many were multiple victories! His first known Soviet victories, an I-18 and a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A DB-5 on 3 September, 1941. An I-16 Rata on 23 January, 1942. An R-5 of 622 LBAP on 3 or 4 February, 1942. A Quad on 7 May, 1942; two LaGG-3s, an R-5 and an I-153. His 75th victory, a Soviet R-10 on 18 May, 1942. 9 victories in the Desert. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victories.

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