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Hugo Broch

Hugo Broch

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
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Intro German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
Countries Germany
Occupations Aircraft pilot
Gender male
Birth 6 January 1922 (Leichlingen)
Hugo Broch
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Biography

Hugo Broch (born 6 January 1922) is a World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, all on the Eastern Front. He is a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

World War II

Broch was a WWII Luftwaffe pilot. In January 1943 he arrived on the Eastern Front to serve in II/Jagdgeschwader 54, and claimed his first victory two months later.

Awards

Later life

Broch was a prolific autograph signer, and signed many memorabilia items. At age 95 he fulfilled a long held ambition to fly in a Spitfire, the two seat Tr.9 MJ627.

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