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LION Karl-Hermann

Oberleutnant
Lion, Karl-Hermann
*November 4th, 1910 (Saarlouis/Rhine Province/Kingdom of Prussia, Germany)
+May 2nd, 1994 (Saarlouis/Saarland, Germany)
Knights Cross: June 4th, 1942
As: Oberleutnant Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded after flying 368 sorties as a Stuka pilot.
Karl-Hermann Lion entered the Reichsmarine in 1929. In 1934 he was given a pilot course with the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule and was transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935.
During the Second World War he reached the rank of Major and flew a total of 680 operaitonal sorties.
After the Second World War he served form 1959 until in 1968 with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.
Lion flew a total of 670 ground attack sorties by war's end, including 80 with the Fw 190. In this time he destroyed the following enemy materiel...

- 5 aerial victories
- 1 destroyer
- 1 minelayer
- 2 gunboats
- 2 supply ships (with 11000 GRT)
- 8 important bridges
Postwar signed photo measuring 4”x 5 ½”

Price: $30.00

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