PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hrabak, Dietrich "Dieter"
Date of birth: December 19th, 1915 (Gross-Deuben/Leipzig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  September 15th, 1995 (Pfaffenhofen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Dietrich Hraback achieved 125 victories in over 1000 operational flights.He was the Geschwaderkommodore van het Jagdgeschwader 54 from October 1st 1944 till May 8th 1945. After the Second World War he served fom 1955 until 30th September 1970 eith the Bundeswehr. Here he finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 15th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: May 28th, 1940
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Awarded on: September 28th, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on: October 21st, 1940
Details: 145th Award
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit: Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: November 25th, 1943
Details: 337th Award
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit: Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: July 10th, 1944
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: September 3rd, 1944
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - 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
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
- Internationales Militaria Magazine Nr 109, VDM Heinz Nicke, Zweibrücken, september-Oktober 2003
- Aces of the Luftwaffe
- das-ritterkreuz.de
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