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Reinhold Eckardt
German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient

Reinhold Eckardt

Reinhold Eckardt
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Intro German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military personnel Knight Fighter
From Germany
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 26 March 1918, Bamberg, Germany
Death 30 July 1942, Kampenhout, Belgium (aged 24 years)
Star sign Aries
Awards
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross  
German Cross in Gold  
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Biography

Reinhold Eckardt (26 March 1918 – 30 July 1942) was a night fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Eckardt died on 30 July 1942 after his parachute caught the end of his plane after he bailed out. During his career he was credited with 22 aerial victories, 3 during the day and 19 at night.

Awards

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 30 August 1941 as Oberleutnant and Adjutant of the II./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
  • German Cross in Gold on 21 August 1942 as Oberleutnant in the 7./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
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