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MAJ Horst Ademeit

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MAJ Horst Ademeit

Birth
Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Death 7 Aug 1944 (aged 32)
Daugavpils, Daugavpils, Latgale, Latvia
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: missing in action over Latvia
Memorial ID 174177655 View Source
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He was a Lithuanian descent German former Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was credited with 166 victories in over 600 missions. He recorded 164 of his victories over the Eastern Front. On August 7, 1944, he was flying a Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-5 and pursued a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft eastwards over Russian lines near Dünaburg. He failed to return from the mission and was considered missing in action.

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  • Created by: letemrip
  • Added: 19 Dec 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 174177655
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/174177655/horst-ademeit : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Horst Ademeit (8 Feb 1912–7 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 174177655, ; Maintained by letemrip (contributor 49084452) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a missing in action over Latvia.