Hitschold, Hubertus

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1912 (Kurwien/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 10th, 1966 (Söcking/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Made more then 400 operational flights.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1940
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his Gruppe during the Battle of France, which included the following…

- Missions against Forts Eben Emael, Pontisse and Flamelle.
- Destroying key French positions and batteries near Gemblaux, which contributed decisively to paving the way for the German armoured breakthrough of the Dyle position.
- Operations against retreating British troops and shipping at Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk and Gravelines. Here his aircraft heavily damaged 3 destroyers, 3 cruisers and 10 transports, while destroying or heavily damaging a total of 164000 GRT worth of shipping.
- Destroying 6 enemy batteries during the crossing over the Aisne river near Soissons.
- Bringing enemy armoured counterattack in the Nesle-Roye area to a halt.
- Eliminating enemy batteries in the Aisne sector at Vailly-Bourg.
- Missions against the Marne sector at Chateau-Thierry and along the Seine.
Details:
84th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his Gruppe during the Balkans campaign and Operation Barbarossa. In the former campaign the unit especially distinguished itself while supporting the breakthrough of German forces through the Rupel pass, in missions against the British evacuation fleet in the Megara bay and during the operation against Crete. Here his aircraft sunk the British destroyers “Greyhound” (22.05.1941), “Kelly” and “Kashmir” (23.05.1941).
Details:
57th Award.

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