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1 Laube, ErnstHptm22Stfkpt 3/JG-77 (7/42), JGr-25, 7/JG-26 (4/41), Jasta Erla (1/44), 1/JG-3 (5/44), Kdr IV/JG-4 (1/45)Bf 109E-7 "White 15" and "White 13 + I in 7/JG-26, Bf 109G-10/AS "White 3 + I" in JG-4
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Fighter Operational Clasp
All 22 victories scored in the West. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while serving in Einsatzstaffel "Erla". Served in Sicily in the Spring of 1941 before being transferred to N. Africa. One known Desert victory, his 3rd, a P40E in N. Africa on 13 January, 1943. Another Desert victory, a P-40 on 27 January, 1943. His 5th victory, another Desert victory, a P-40 on 26 February, 1943. His 15th, a P-51 at Wittstock on 19 May, 1944. His 17th, a U.S. fighter at Bapaume-Albert on 20 June, 1944. His 18th, a P-47 over the Normandy countryside on 22 June, 1944. A 19th, a Lancaster in the Ruhr Valley on 12 December, 1944. A 20th, a P-47 in the Wittlich area on 23 December, 1944. A P-51 on 24 December, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). A P-47 20 km S of Kaiserlautern on 2 January, 1945.
2 Thurz,ObltStfkpt 2/JG-77 (6/42 Russia; 7/42 Malta), Stfkpt 3/JG-77 (10/42 N. Africa)Bf 109E & FWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Hospitalized 10/27/42 for wounds, Oblt Ernst Laube Acting Stfkpt at the time.

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