PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Abel, Fritz-Wilhelm
Date of birth: November 28th, 1919 (Wintenberg/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:  March 2nd, 1945
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Fritz-Abel Wilhelm was killed on 2nd March 1945 during air combat with American aircraft.

Promotions:
1st May 1939: Fahnenjunke-Gefrteier;
1st July 1939: Fahnenjunke-Unteroffizier;
1st October 1939: Feldwebel;
1st December 1939: Oberfeldwebel;
1st June 1940: Leutnant;
1st July 1942: Oberleutnant
1st September 1944: Hauptmann

Career:
14th June 1939: LKS Fürstenfeldbruch;
26th August 1939: LKS Fahnenjunker-Lehrgang;
12th September 1939: - Kfz. Prüfungsergebnis;
10th october 1939: LKS Fürstenfeldbruch Fhj-Lehr.;
25th October 1939: Flugzeugführerschule "?";
12th April 194: I.Gruppe / Kampffliegerschule 2. (5 staffel);
15th July 1940: BFS Wien-Aspern;
16th July 1940: Ergänzungs-Kampfgruppe 2;
20th July 1940: III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on: September 3rd, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on: November 15th, 1940
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on: January 27th, 1941
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR KAMPFFLIEGER IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on: August 25th, 1941
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on: September 14th, 1941
Details: Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on 15th September 1941.
 
     
CROATIAN PILOT BADGE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / III. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on: November 1st, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Stab, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on: September 9th, 1942
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Peter Kassak
Information source(s):   - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- BAMA Freiburg - personnel file
- Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitzgeschwader"
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