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Frank, Heinz

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1914 (Arnstadt/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 7th, 1944 (Arnstadt/Thuringia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Heinz Frank died after an accident on 7th October 1944. At that moment he was Kommandeur IV. / Schlachtgeschwader 151 with the rank of Major.
He achieved eight victories in over 900 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1940
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on 22nd December 1940. Awarding date on the Ehrenpokal.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Award 6/36.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Awarded after flying over 500 ground attack sorties. In this time he also achieved 4 aerial victories. On the 25.05.1942 Oberleutnant Frank was one of the first to identify the Soviet breakthrough near Kharkov, and he fought against it successfully with his Staffel. He would further distinguish himself when he supported the landing operation of German assault boats against the Parpatsch ditch (on the Kertsch peninsula).
539th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded after flying over 700 ground attack sorties.
172nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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