PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Köppen, Gerhard
Date of birth: May 17th, 1918 (Holzendorf/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  May 5th, 1942 (over the lake of Asowschen, Soviet Union)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Gerhard Köppen achieved a total of 85 victories in over 380 operational sorties.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer
Awarded on: November 17th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 8. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on: December 15th, 1941
Details: Award 2/10.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer 7. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on: December 18th, 1941
Details: 381st Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: February 25th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer 8. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on: February 27th, 1942
Details: 79th Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: May 3rd, 1942
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: May 6th, 1942
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: May 9th, 1942
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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