Lemke, Egon Albrecht, born 19-05-1918 in Curitiba, Brasil, joined Goering’s (did you know) Luftwaffe in the 6 Squadron of the KampfGruppe I under command of Generalmajor Ulrich Otto Eduard Kessler , they were flying the Messerschmitt 110. Ulrich Otto Eduard Kessler died, age 69, on 30-11-1937 in Lyon. Lemke was transferred to the 9th squadron on 26-06-1940, renamed in the the Schnellkampfgeschwaders 210, With this Squadron he was in battle over Russia. He was assigned as Squadron leader on 12-06-1942. Albrecht-Lemke is promoted to Oberleutnant with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, on 25-05-1943. He had 11 victories at that time. He also destroyed 162 motor vehicles, 251 trucks, 3 locomotives, 3 anti aircraft guns and 8 Infantry batteries, on the ground. Meanwhile a Hauptmann he takes over the command of the II. Gruppe des ZG 1 , as Hauptmann Karl-Heinrich Matern had a deadly crash on 08-10-1943, age 24.
Karl Heinrich Matern. Galland is presenting the Knight Cross to Egon Albrecht-Lemke.
Death and burial ground of Lemke, Egon Albrecht.
Soon after they are transferred to the Western front, with battle over Biscay. Transferred again, now to Wels in Austria, to attack the US bombers coming from Italy. In July 1944 Albrecht-Lemke is ordered to Germany to refresh his Squadron with the new ME 109 planes and his squadron renamed in III./Jagdgeschwader 76. Fighting over France against the Allied invasion forces on 25-08-1944, he had to stop his attack because of motor problems and returned to his airbase. Very vulnerable, he was attacked by American P 51 fighters over St. Claude, near Greil, he can leave the plane but is found dead later . Hauptmann Egon Albrecht-Lemke is buried age 25, on the war cemetery of Beauvais in France.