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Korn, Heinz

Date of birth:
February 19th, 1920 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 13th, 2000 (Buxtehude/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
2. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 51, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldmeister im Reichsarbeitsdienst
Unit:
Meßoffizier, 4. Batterie, schwere Flak-Abteilung 232 (RAD 8/60), 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1945
Awarded for destroying 32 enemy tanks as the gunner of an 8.8 cm Flak gun. Of these, it is known that he destroyed 8 in the Low Countries during the Battle of France, 8 on the 11.11.1941 in the Newabogen-Usti Toßno area (near Leningrad) and a further 5 over open sights at Krasny Bor on the 25.12.1941. In this last engagement he forced a further 5 to retreat.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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