Jaeckel, Egbert

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1919 (Raspenau,Sudetenland)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1943 (Orel,USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 983 sorties during WWII. In this time he became a specialist in engaging Soviet fighters with his Ju 87, and is said to have destroyed 10-12 aircraft in this way.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a ground attack pilot over the course of 300+ sorties. During the fighting around Crete he was instrumental in sinking a cruiser and a destroyer. Later, during the fighting in Russia, he further distinguished himself by placing a direct hit on a Soviet cruiser in the Kronstadt harbour (September 1941).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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