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Armin Thiede

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Name  Armin Thiede
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Unit  Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Years of service  ?–1943
Died  July 9, 1943
Rank  Hauptmann
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Battle of Britain Balkans Campaign Battle of Crete Battle of Stalingrad
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Battle of Britain, Balkan Campaign, Battle of Crete, Battle of Stalingrad, World War II

Armin Thiede (30 December 1917 – 9 July 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he flew 700+ missions. Armin Thiede was killed on 9 July 1943 when a glide transport that he was a passenger in crashed near Ostrice, Croatia.

Awards and decorations

  • Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold with Pennant
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 14 June 1941 as Leutnant and pilot in the 7./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
  • German Cross in Gold on 24 September 1942 as Oberleutnant in the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
  • References

    Armin Thiede Wikipedia


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