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    Hauptmann Kurt Geisler

    Hello.

    Could someone provide pictures and info on Hauptmann der Luftwaffe Kurt Geisler?

    A museum in Breda has his Ehrenpokal, and asked me to try and find some info on the man.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards, Alex
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    Hello Alex,

    I remember this being discussed on a german forum some months ago. Here are the results (no photo, unfortunately) + some additions from yet another forum:


    Hauptmann Kurt Geisler

    Born: 28.1.1914 Hennersdorf Krs. Reichenbach/Niederschlesien (Lower Silesia)
    Died: 6.9.1943 near Cambridge/England

    Knight's Cross 24.1.1943
    Ehrenpokal 1.2.1943 (I believe the Ehrenpokal is engraved with a different date [22.1.1943], so perhaps the "1.2.1943" date is form the Ehrenpokal list. Right now there is a similar case being discussed here on the Luftwaffe board [differing dates on Ehrenpokal and list], so apparently this did happen.)


    Since 1940 he had in been in action as a transport flyer and participated 1941 in "Operation Merkur" (Crete). He was awarded the KC for his achievements as Commander of the Lufttransportgruppe Don, especially for bringing badly-needed supply into the Stalingrad-Kessel. In May 1943 he was made Staffelf├╝hrer of 3./Schnellkampfgeschwader 10.

    In the night of the 6th September 1943 his Fw 190 A-5/U8 (Gelbe 1) was shot down by a Mosquito Mk.XII of 85 Sq. (Houghton & Patson) and crashed at Filey's Farm, Hawstead, Nr Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk at 21.45 hrs.

    More than 300 front-flights.



    Hope this helps a bit!

    Folkert

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      #3
      Thank you very much, Folkert!
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