JOSTEN, Günther  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Josten, Günther
Date of birth: November 7th, 1921 (Rhynern/Hamm/Westfalen, Germany)
Date of death:  July 7th, 2004 (Aurich/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Achieved a total of 178 victories during 420 sorties in World War Two.
Served in the Bundeswehr with the final rank Colonel.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: April 4th, 1943
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 12th, 1943
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Awarded on: August 31st, 1943
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 1. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on: October 17th, 1943
Details: Award 25/269.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer 3. / Jagdgeschwader 51 “Mölders”
Awarded on: February 5th, 1944
Details: 997th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 51 “Mölders”
Awarded on: March 28th, 1945
Details: 810th Award.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - 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
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
   
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