Hans-Georg von der Osten

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Hans-Georg von der Osten
Born (1895-09-09)9 September 1895
Witzmitz, Pomerania
Died 27 March 1987(1987-03-27) (aged 91)
Allegiance Germany
Service/branch Flying service
Rank Leutnant
Unit FA 38, Jasta 4
Commands held Jasta 11
Awards Iron Cross
Other work Commanded all Luftwaffe bases in Germany during World War II

Leutnant Hans-Georg von der Osten began his career as a World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories. He later rose to command of all Luftwaffe bases in Germany, during World War II.[1]

After service in the 3rd Uhlans Rgt. he joined the Air Service in February 1916, serving with FEA 9. He then instructed for a spell before transferring to Jasta 11. He was acting commander of the Jasta in Jan-feb 1918, before taking over jasta 4. On 28 March he was shot down and wounded by fighters while flying a Pfalz D.III, seeing no further action during the conflict.

During the second world war he served in a Luftwaffe staff role.

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