Josef Jennewein, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Josef Jennewein

German flying ace

Date of Birth: 21-Nov-1919

Place of Birth: Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Tyrol, Austria

Date of Death: 26-Jul-1943

Profession: alpine skier

Nationality: Austria, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Josef Jennewein

  • Josef Jennewein (21 November 1919 – 27 July 1943) was a German alpine skier and world champion.
  • During World War II, he served first in the Wehrmacht and then in the Luftwaffe, and was credited with 86 air victories.
  • He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Jennewein was born on 21 November 1919 at St Anton in the Tyrolean Alps, Austria.
  • He became a world champion in the combined event in Zakopane in 1939, and received silver medals in slalom and in downhill.
  • In 1941 Jennewein participated at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1941 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy and won Gold Medals in downhill and the combined event.
  • In 1946, the results were cancelled by the FIS because of the limited number of participants from only German-friendly countries during World War II.

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