Seeking information on Max Erlhoff of Duisburg born 30AUG96 married Margarethe Kuehnen born Duisburg 8NoV97
Awarded : Verleihungs-Urkunde 29May18
Ehrenbecher Probably 29Jul18 for below Air Victory
in the book "Schlachtflieger!" in connection with Mr. Erlhoff and Schusta 37:
Vizefeldwebel Erlhoff joined the unit in July 1918 and he was credited with a victory (a "French Breguet" together with his pilot Unteroffizier Diederichs) on 24. July 1918. Was awarded with a Ehrenbecher Probably 29Jul18 when Diederichs was awarded another medal.
Looks to me Erlhoff was a Sergeant 1st class Piloting with S/S 37 as Diederichs was just a Corporal! Erlhoff probably had been taught to fly earlier in his career and this late in the war with pilots in short hand was tasked to do so!
23/24 bomb ops Calais and Amiens
claim 14 aircraft air combat 1 by flak 1(?) 1 balloon
losses 2 aircraft MIA 2 crash(?) 1 aircraft crash 1 officer WIC
24/25 Etapies rail road damaged 39 KIA 91 WIA military No 3 Medical board Depot camp 12 Civilians KIA and 1 WIA
SS 17 Uffz Diederichs & Vfw Erlhoff German 7 Armee Bregeut claim
His WW2 Service is as follows:
ERLHOFF, Max. (W.B.K. Duisburg). 01.12.39 Oblt.(d.R.), promo to Hptm.(Erg.O.)(RDA withheld), in Stab/Lg.Kdo. XII. (n.d.) Hptm., RLM (Chef A.W.) (ERDA now 01.12.35). 01.02.41 promo to Maj. 04.06.42 Maj., trf from Flieger-Ers.Btl. III (previously in RLM (Chef AW/Vorschriftenu.Lehrmittelabt.) to Stab/Luftzeuggruppe 1. 13.07.42 trf from Stab/Luftzeuggruppe 1 to FliegerErs.Btl. I. 05.01.43 Maj., trf from Flieger-Ers.Btl. I to RLM pool with temporary duty to RLM (Chef A.W./Vorschriften-u.Lehrmittelabt.). 01.03.43 permanently assigned to RLM (Chef A.W./Vorschriften-u.Lehrmittelabt