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The Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: Axis Powers Pilots and Crew

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1 Frank, Hans DieterHptm7/8/1919Kiel55I/ZG-1, Stab I/NJG-1 (4/41), 2/NJG-1 (10/42), Kdr I/NJG-1 (7/43-9/43)Bf 110 in 41, He 219A-0 Werk # 190053 "G9 + CB" (lost 9/28/43)
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Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)

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KIA 28 September, 1943 when he collided with another Night Fighter at Heese, NW of Celle, and was killed trying to parachute to safety. One known victory, a Hampden 2 km southwest of Neeroesteren/Limburg, 10-11 April, 1941. A 2nd, a Whitley V the night of 11-12 June, 1941, no location. A Wellington and a Whitley V on 17 August, 1941, no location.A Whitley V othe night of 24-25 August, 1941, no location. A Whitley V on 27 October, 1941, no location. A Stirling and a Wellington III on 2 October, 1942; the Wellington of RAF No 419 Sq. at Oosterens, near the Volkel airfield, 3 km south of Uden Holland. A Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. On the night of 22 June, 1943, he shot down six enemy AC. All his victories were Night victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 55 victories. Photo
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