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Oberst Robert Fuchs, Kommodore, Kampfgeschwader 26,

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Oberst Robert Fuchs, Kommodore of Löwengeschwader - Kampfgeschwader 26 from 29. September 1939 till 15. October 1940.

He received the Ritterkreuz from Hitler on 6. April 1940 for the outstanding services of his squadron with its attacks on shipping in the North Sea and the Channel.

Unteroffizier Walter Neusüß also took part in these actions, later promoted to Oberfeldwebel. See previous related topics.

 

The text to the rear of the photo is:

 

Kommodore des Löwengeschwaders mit dem Ritterkreuz ausgezeichnet.

Der Führer und Oberste Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht verlieh Sonnabend dem Oberst Fuchs, dem Kommodore des bekannten Löwengeschwaders, das Ritterkreuz zum Eisernen Kreuz. Oberst Fuchs (u.B.) wurde diese höchste Auszeichnung zuteil in Anerkennung der Kampfleistungen seines Geschwaders, das durch seine kraftvollen Angriffe gegen die britische Seemacht sich besonders hervorgetan hat.

7.4.40. PK. F 508 Wb. "KG"

Es ist zu nennen: Foto: PK.-Ruge (Weltbild)

"Fr.OKW"

 

The photo was apparently the copyright of the publishers Weltbild Verlag, which still exists today (Augsburg). Ruge was probably the photographer.

"Fr.OKW" probably stands for "Freigabe durch die OKW" - passed by OKW censor.

 

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