Friday, February 7, 2014

Enemy Elite Friday: Wilhelm Antrup (Germany)

"Awarded after flying over 300 bomber sorties."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on November 13th, 1942 as Hauptmann with Kampfgeschwader 55.
"Awarded after flying about 500 bomber sorties.  By now Antrup had distinguished himself as both a pilot and unit commander.  His greatest achievement by this stage was leading the successful raid against the Poltava airfield on the night of the 21./22.06.1941.  This raid destroyed 47 of 73 B-17 bombers that had landed here in addition to numerous additional planes/equipment destroyed or damaged."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on November 18th, 1944 as Oberstleutnant with Kampfgeschwader 55.
Another deadly enemy elite, 
Brian & Mel

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