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Josef Kociok

Josef Kociok World War II fighter ace

World War II fighter ace
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Intro World War II fighter ace
Gender male
Birth 26 April 1918 (Stare Siołkowice)
Death 26 September 1943 (Kerch)
Josef Kociok
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Josef Kociok (26 April 1918 – 26 September 1943) was a German Luftwaffe pilot during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded by Nazi Germany for extreme battlefield bravery or military leadership. He was killed in an air collision.


  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class & 1st Class
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (1 June 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold on 2 December 1942 as Feldwebel in the 4./Zerstörergeschwader 1
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 31 July 1943 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 10.(NJ)/Zerstörergeschwader 1
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 147.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 240.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 264.

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