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1 Szameitat, PaulHptm12/19/1919Wollitnik Ostpreussen29IV/NJG-1, 5/NJG-5, 5 & 6/NJG-3 (1/43), Kdr II/NJG-3, Kdr I/NJG-3 (12/43)Bf 110 & Ju 88C in I/NJG-3, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750444 "D5 + EN" (lost 1/2/44) RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

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KIA 1/2 January, 1944 after being seriously wounded in Wk# 750444 by a British bombers return fire. He had to force land in a wooded area near Bückeburg, but his AC ground looped, and he perished together with his crew. Remaining crew: Fw Kübler and Fw Blockus. 28 Night victories, 1 Liberator bomber by day. One known victory, a Lancaster at Klein Kümwerder on 17 January, 1943. A 2nd Lancaster, same day, at Morgenstern, and a 3rd Lanc at Schafflünd. A Stirling SW of Hannover on 22 September, 1943. His 15th, a B-24 S of Vilsen on 8 October, 1943. His 16th & 17th, both Lancasters 10 & 15 km S of Hannover on 18 October, 1943. Three Lancasters the night of 2 December, 1943; one NE of Hannover, one 30 km E of Celle, and one near Stendal. Another triple victory on 4 December, 1943; all Lancasters.

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