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Edhofer, Heinz

Date of birth:
December 15th, 1917 (Erlbach/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
May 27th, 1978 (Bernsdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

During WWII Heinz Edhofer would fly a total of over 700 ground attack sorties, most of these with the Ju 87. He would ultimately be credited with 1 aerial victory as well as 84 tanks destroyed with bombs and cannon (Ju 87G-1).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1944
Awarded after flying over 600 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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