PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Becker, Martin
Date of birth: April 12th, 1916 (Wiesbaden/Hessen, Germany)
Date of death:  February 8th, 2006 (Oberneisen/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Martin Becker was born in Wiesbaden on the 12th April 1916. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1940. Early in 1943 he joined the 11./NJG 4. On August 1st 1943, the unit was re-designated as 2./NJG 6. With this unit he scored his first victory on the night of September 22nd/23rd 1943. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./NJG 6 on October 17th 1943. On October 20th 1944 he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./NJG 6. In 83 night missions, Martin Becker shot down 58 enemy planes:

23-09-1943: Avro Lancaster
18-11-1943: Short Stirling and a Handley Page Halifax
20-12-1943: Avro Lancaster and two Handley Page Halifax
20-02-1944: unknown four engined plane, two Handley Page Halifax and an Avro Lancaster
25-02-1944: two Avro Lancaster
22-03-1944: three unknown four engined planes, three Handley Page Halifax
24-03-1944: unknown four engined plane
31-03-1944: six Handley Page Halifax and one Avro Lancaster
25-04-1944: Handley Page Halifax
27-04-1944: two unknown four engined planes and an Avro Lancaster
28-04-1944: an unknown four engined plane, a Handley Page Halifax and an Avro Lancaster
26-07-1944: Avro Lancaster
29-07-1944: four Avro Lancaster
26-08-1944: two Avro Lancaster and a Handley Page Halifax
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: June 15th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 19th, 1940
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: March 23rd, 1944
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: March 31st, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Flugzeugführer, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: April 1st, 1944
Action: For his 26th victory.
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Staffelkapitän
Awarded on: May 15th, 1944
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: May 25th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Kommandeur, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: March 20th, 1945
Details: 792nd Award.
 
 
 
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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
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Aces of the Luftwaffe
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