How were Iron Crosses awarded to the flying personell (pilots) ?

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How were Iron Crosses awarded to the flying personell (pilots) ?

Post by Esoteric_Nostalgist » 08 Jul 2020 20:36

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(pictured Soldier is Leutnant Hermann Neuhoff who made me think about this)

Was there any given air victory counter, from which a Luftwaffe pilot would get his IC 2nd or 1st Class and the KC ? To be more specific, did a pilot of the Luftwaffe get awarded the Iron cross 2nd Class after for example 6 air victories, with the requirement for the the IC 1st class being 2x that number and for the Knights Cross 4x of that number with maybe a lowered acceptable air victory count if the enemy planes were heavy planes, such as tactical bombers, strategical bombers, transport planes etc. ?
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Re: How were Iron Crosses awarded to the flying personell (pilots) ?

Post by Brad Hunter » 10 Jul 2020 13:26

There was a point system. Someone with more knowledge on the point system can answer...

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Re: How were Iron Crosses awarded to the flying personell (pilots) ?

Post by von thoma » 10 Jul 2020 21:47

This site extensively explains the Score/Decoration system, at least for Luftwaffe fighters ;

https://rhorta.home.xs4all.nl/jgscor.htm
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Re: How were Iron Crosses awarded to the flying personell (pilots) ?

Post by Esoteric_Nostalgist » 10 Jul 2020 23:10

von thoma wrote:
10 Jul 2020 21:47
This site extensively explains the Score/Decoration system, at least for Luftwaffe fighters ;

https://rhorta.home.xs4all.nl/jgscor.htm
Thank you so much. You have solved all the question marks of mine regarding that question.

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