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1 Lau, FritzHptm9/23/1911Stettin28 Transport pilot in Poland, Stfkpt 9/NJG-1 (9/43), 7/NJG-1, Stfkpt 4/NJG-1 (3/44) Ju 52, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5339 (dam 10/3/43; pilot WIA, gunner, Ogefr Erwin Weber KIA, unnamed R/O OK) RK(4/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)
EP(44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
WIA 3/4 October, 1943 during aerial combat with a British bomber, bailing at Bohmte, near Wittlage (Balss). Another former Lufthansa pilot. After flying transports, he was an Instructor at Instrument Flying School 3. His first victories were in the Fall of 1943. 76 combat missions. 27 4-motor bombers and one Mosquito! All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Lancaster 25 km W of Haarlem on 29 September, 1943. A "4 mot" S of Hamm on 31 March, 1944. A Halifax at Dahren on 28 April, 1944. A Lancaster NW of St Trond on 11 May, 1944. A "4 mot" WNW of Rotterdam on 22 May, 1944. Another "4 mot" SE of Rotterdam on 25 May, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Feindbögen on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Feindhosen on 22 June, 1944. A P-38 at Pressburg Austria on 16 July, 1944. A "4 mot" over the North Sea, W of Kiel, on 17 August, 1944. Two "4 mots" WNW of Mönchen -Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Bochum and another at Radevormwald on 21 November, 1944. Photo. Deceased 1 January, 2003.

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