Feldwebel Fw Eugen Gries LC AS 88 March 1937

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Feldwebel Fw Eugen Gries LC AS 88 March 1937

Post by parulis » 18 Feb 2018 13:56

Hello,
my name is Michael and I come from Germany. Sorry for my school englisch, about 35 years old.
My Grandfather Eugen Gries was from Oct. 1936 until May 19th 1937 in Spain with AS AS 88. He flew Heinkel He 59 and He 60. He flew very often from Cadiz to Tetuan and Melilla and he flew against Malaga harbour in action. In Sept. 1939 he got the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords, on of 1126
If someone has got any information of this unit or from my Grandpa at that time, it will be nice if you answer.
I own Sea Planes of the Legion Condor, AS 88, Lopez - O Donnell

Kind regards from Germany, Michael 8-)
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Re: Feldwebel Fw Eugen Gries LC AS 88 March 1937

Post by parulis » 19 Feb 2018 11:15

Hello,
here a second picture with the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords.
It was made in 1939 in Hamm / Westfalen, the home of my grandfather.

Kind regards Michael 8-)
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Re: Feldwebel Fw Eugen Gries LC AS 88 March 1937

Post by parulis » 19 Feb 2018 12:47

Information from, Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries, Section G-K

Eugen Gries
DOB: 21.03.10 in Heiligenhaus
21.10.30 entered the Reichsmarine, serving initially with the coastal artillery at Emden and Sylt
01.09.32 assigned to torpedo boat Iltis, then the Leopard
01.10.33 to Kiel for 6 months further training
01.05.34 traffic to the Luftwaffe, trf to Fliegerschule (See) DVS Warnemunde
01.09.34 promo to Uffz
04.09.36 Ofw., traffic to AS/88 in the Condor Legion in Spain until 17.05.37
05.37 returned to 1./Ku.Fl.Gr. 406
10.37 attended the Beobachterlehrgang at Parow
09.38 traffic to 3./Ku.Fl.Gr.406
16.10.38 traffic to FFS See 3
01.08.40 promo to Oblt. Kriegsoffizier
Mid-1942 traffic to Grosse KFS Tutow
1942 attended Verbandsfuhrerschule /KG 101 in Tours
01.02.43 Oblt. Kriegsoffizier traffic from FFS A/B 118 to Fuhrerreserve Ob.d.L.
05.02.43 traffic to FFS C Zeltweg
09.02.43 traffic to 2./Einsatz-KGr. Ju 88/Chef Ausbildungswesens until 29.11.43
01.04.43 (16.09.43?) promo to Hptm. (Kr.O.)
03.07.43 appt Stafu of an unstated unit
1944 traffic to FFS A 118 as an instructor
01.09.44 attended the Regiment Fuhrer Lehrgang at Neuhammer
04.45 served as infantry vic Magdeburg, and soon became POW of theAmericans, but soon handed to the British at Kiel
08.45 released.
Postwar worked for Deutsche Bahn to 1963
†15.12.2004 in Emmertal.

Regards Michael 8-)
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