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Hans Philipp
World War IIInvasion of Poland Battle of France Battle of Britain Balkans Campaign Operation Barbarossa Defense of the ReichAwards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
with Oak Leaves and Swords Hans Philipp
Hans Philipp
(17 March 1917 – 8 October 1943) was a German Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
fighter ace during World War II. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat.[1] He is credited with 206 enemy aircraft shot down in over 500 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front, with 29 claims over the Western Front. Born in Meissen[Note 1], Philipp grew up in the Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic
and Third Reich
Third Reich
as the only child of a single parent, Alma Philipp
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Reichsmark
The Reichsmark
Reichsmark
(German: [ˈʁaɪçsˌmaʁk] ( listen); sign: ℛℳ) was the currency in Germany
Germany
from 1924 until 20 June 1948 in West Germany, where it was replaced with the Deutsche Mark, and until 23 June in East Germany
Germany
when it was replaced by the East German mark. The Reichsmark
Reichsmark
was subdivided into 100 Reichspfennig
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Geschwaderkommodore
Geschwaderkommodore (short also Kommodore) is a Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
position or appointment (not rank), originating during World War II. A Geschwaderkommodore is usually a OF5-rank of Oberst
Oberst
(colonel) or Kapitän zur See (captain navy)
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Kingdom Of Saxony
The Kingdom of Saxony (German: Königreich Sachsen), lasting between 1806 and 1918, was an independent member of a number of historical confederacies in Napoleonic through post-Napoleonic Germany. The kingdom was formed from the Electorate of Saxony. From 1871 it was part of the German Empire. It became a Free state in the era of Weimar Republic in 1918 after the end of World War I and the abdication of King Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
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Staffelkapitän
Staffelkapitän is a position (not a rank) in flying units (Staffel) of the German Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
that is the equivalent of RAF/USAF Squadron Commander. Usually today a Staffelkapitän is of Oberstleutnant or Major rank. In the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
of the Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
the Staffelkapitän usually held the rank of an Oberleutnant or Hauptmann. For the first weeks of his assignment he was known as a Staffelführer (Squadron Leader), until he was confirmed in this position. If a Non-commissioned officer
Non-commissioned officer
was tasked with this role, he was also referred to as a Staffelführer.[1] See also[edit] Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
Organization References[edit]Citations^ Isby 1998, p. 37.BibliographyIsby, David C. (1998)
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Jagdgeschwader 54
Jagdgeschwader 54
Jagdgeschwader 54
(JG 54) was a Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
fighter wing during the Second World War, which was the second highest scoring wing of all time, JG 52
JG 52
being the highest. JG 54 flew on the Eastern Front claiming over 9,600 aircraft shot down, with pilots such as Walter Nowotny, Otto Kittel, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, Max-Hellmuth Ostermann
Max-Hellmuth Ostermann
and Hannes Trautloft
Hannes Trautloft
being termed Experten. Having participated in the air battles over the Channel and South-east England during the summer of 1940, the unit was transferred to the Eastern Front in the spring of 1941 for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union
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Knight's Cross Of The Iron Cross
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes), or simply the Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz), and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
during World War II. The Knight's Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of military valour
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Knight's Cross Of The Iron Cross With Oak Leaves
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes), or simply the Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz), and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
during World War II. The Knight's Cross was awarded for a wide range of reasons and across all ranks, from a senior commander for skilled leadership of his troops in battle to a low-ranking soldier for a single act of military valour
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Radiology
Radiology
Radiology
is the science that uses medical imaging to diagnose and sometimes also treat diseases within the body. A variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray
X-ray
radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Interventional radiology
Interventional radiology
is the performance of (usually minimally invasive) medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies. The acquisition of medical images is usually carried out by the radiographer, often known as a Radiologic Technologist. The Diagnostic Radiologist, a specially trained doctor, then interprets or "reads" the images and produces a report of their findings and impression or diagnosis. In some places, a Reporting Radiographer, a radiographer with advanced training, may also interpret basic images
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Major (Germany)
(Heer / Luftwaffe)Rank insignia German officer rankIntroduction 1956Rank group Commissioned officersArmy / Air Force MajorNavy KorvettenkapitänNATO equivalent OF-3Army MajorAir force Squadron leaderNavy Lieutenant commander Major
Major
(German pronunciation: [maˈjoːɐ]) is the lowest staff officer rank in the German Army
German Army
(Heer), German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). The rank is rated OF-3 in NATO
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World War I
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Third Reich
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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United States Army Air Forces
The United States
United States
Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force,[1] was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II
World War II
(1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States
United States
Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
of today, one of the five uniformed military services. The AAF was a component of the United States Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the Army Air Forces
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Killed In Action
Killed in action (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own combatants at the hands of hostile forces.[1] The United States
United States
Department of Defense, for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired their weapons but have been killed due to hostile attack. KIAs do not come from incidents such as accidental vehicle crashes and other "non-hostile" events or terrorism. KIA can be applied both to front-line combat troops and to naval, air and support troops. Someone who is killed in action during a particular event is denoted with a † (dagger) beside their name to signify their death in that event or events. Further, KIA denotes one to have been killed in action on the battlefield whereas died of wounds (DOW) relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility
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Bremen
The City Municipality of Bremen
Bremen
(German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, IPA: [ˈbʁeːmən] ( listen)) is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany, which belongs to the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Bremen
(also called just "Bremen" for short), a federal state of Germany. As a commercial and industrial city with a major port on the River Weser, Bremen
Bremen
is part of the Bremen/ Oldenburg
Oldenburg
Metropolitan Region, with 2.4 million people. Bremen
Bremen
is the second most populous city in Northern Germany
Germany
and eleventh in Germany.[3] Bremen
Bremen
is a major cultural and economic hub in the northern regions of Germany
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