PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Gapp, Franz
Date of birth: July 8th, 1919 (Erbach/Ulm, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Franz Gapp completed 400 missions in the Ju-88 fighter-bomber in IV./LG-1, III./KG (J)-6 and ended up flying the Me-262, scoring several aerial victories over B-24s and downed one P-38 Lightning.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit: Flugzeugführer
Awarded on: June 8th, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit: 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: August 21st, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: September 18th, 1943
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
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