PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Pipan, Arthur
Date of birth: December 5th, 1919 (Velden am Wörther/Villach-Land/Carinthia, Austria)
Date of death:  August 1st, 2009 (Klagenfurt/Carinthia, Austria)
Nationality:  Austrian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Arthur Pipan completed 758 combat missions and destroyed 10 railway engines, 9 bridges, 1 gun boat and many tanks.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 5./ II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on: August 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 5. / II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on: September 1941
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Flugzeugführer 5. / II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on: November 24th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: September 24th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Staffelkapitän, 5.Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: April 6th, 1944
 
 
 
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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
- Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger aus Österreich und den k.u.k. Kronländern, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2006
- Ritterkreuz Archiv IV/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Dezember 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
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