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1 Birnbaum,Uffz9/JG-77Bf 109Fighter Operational Clasp
2 Birnbaum, Franz JosefOfw8/14/1914Rydultau, SilesiaCondor Leg (39), 9/Zestörerschule-Memmingen (1/43), 2 Erg/Schlachtgruppe-Deblin (4/43), 4(PZ)/Sch.G-1 (9/43), redesig 10(Pz)/SG-9 (10/43)Me 210, Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141731 "D" (lost 4/5/44)
Spanish Cross in Bronze(5/31/39)
EK 1(4/20/44 Post.)

EK 2(12/1/43)
Glider "A"(10/33)
Assault Operational Clasp in Silver(3/24/44)
KIA 5 April, 1944 after being hit by Soviet AA fire 1 km northwest of Holubica Ukraine. He crashed in flames, overturning in the marshlands near the River Lug, and drowning. In 1990 his grave was believed to be discovered and a monument erected nearby by Lviv inhabitants. 60 missions. He entered service in February 1934 and served in the DLV from 6/33 to 9/35. Source: Colin Fuller.
3 Birnbaum, JohannesLt3/25/1920Walsdorf11/JG-1 (Greifswald 11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960864 "White 14" (lost 2/27/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944. While providing cover for Panzers near Dinant (Buldges), he was attacked by Mustangs of the 364th FG. Killed near Antweiler. Buried at Ehrenfriedhof Bodendorf/Ahr. One known victory, a P-51 opposing the Berlin Raid on 5 December, 1944.
4 Birnbaum, WilliFw6/Sch.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1128 (lost 5/23/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 23 May, 1943 due to Soviet flak at Krymskaya.

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