PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Lion, Karl-Hermann
Date of birth: November 4th, 1910 (Saarlouis/Saarland, Germany)
Date of death:  May 2nd, 1994 (Saarlouis/Saarland, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Karl-Hermann Lion entered the Reichsmarine in 1929. In 1934 he was given a pilot course with the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule and was transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935.
During the Second World War he reached the rank of Major and flew a total of 680 operaitonal sorties.
After the Second World War he served form 1959 until in 1968 with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr).

Career:
1929: Reichsmarine;
1934: Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule;
1935: Luftwaffe;
?: Küstenjagdstaffel, 2./136, Kiel;
1938: Flugzeugträger-Gruppe, Flugzeugträger "Graf Zeppelin";
1939: Leiter Stuka-Vorschule, Parow-Stralsund;
1939: Flugzeugträgerstaffel 4./186;
1940: Stab Flugzeugträger-Gruppe 186;
?: III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
1941: Staffelführer 9. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
October 11th, 1943: Kommandeur I. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 101;
October 18th, 1943 - March 10th, 1945: Kommandeur I. / Schlachtgeschwader 103.
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: December 1st, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: June 4th, 1942
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
FLUGZEUGFÜHRERABZEICHEN
 
 
 
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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.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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