|Born||18 Oct 1919|
|Died||25 Sep 1944|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIro Ilk was born in Nassau an der Lahn, Germany. A fighter pilot with the German Luftwaffe wing wing Lehrgeschwader 1 in 1939, he participated in the invasion of Poland and won the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class for achievements during that campaign. In 1940, he flew numerous missions over Britain. In 1942, he won the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross awards. He was later transferred to the wing Jagdgeschwader 300. On 25 Sep 1944, while flying a Bf 109 G-14 fighter, he was shot down and killed near Moers in western Germany by British Spitfire fighters. He flew over 300 missions during his career and was credited with shooting down 10 enemy aircraft during his career, 9 of which were with Jagdgeschwader 300.
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Iro Ilk Timeline
|18 Oct 1919Â||Iro Ilk was born in Nassau an der Lahn, Germany.|
|27 Mar 1942Â||Iro Ilk was awarded the German Cross in Gold.|
|21 Oct 1942Â||Iro Ilk was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.|
|23 Aug 1943Â||Iro Ilk was awarded with the Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe goblet.|
|25 Sep 1944Â||Iro Ilk was shot down and killed near Moers, Germany.|
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