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Kempken, Heinrich

Date of birth:
June 18th, 1920 (Duisburg/Meiderich, Germany)
Date of death:
November 15th, 2006 (Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 580 ground attack sorties, including 30 at night.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
7. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Schlachtgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1944
Awarded after flying approximately 500 ground attack sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Mark C. Yerger
  • Photo: Mark C. Yerger archive
  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3

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