Lambert, August

Date of birth:
February 18th, 1916 (Kleestadt/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
April 17th, 1945 (over Kamenz/Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Kamenz
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

August Lambert was shot down on 17th April 1945 over Kamens. At that moment he was Staffelkapitän 8. / Schlachtgeschwader 77 with the rank of Oberleutnant.

Lambert was officially credited with shooting down 116 enemy aircraft, all claimed on the Eastern Front. He also claimed over 100 vehicles destroyed in ground attacks. After his death, Lambert had been nominated for the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross, but this request was not approved.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 5. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1944
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Luftwaffe on 17th January 1944.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 5. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after achieving 90 aerial victories, as well as the destruction of much enemy ground materiel, over the course of approximately 300 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
5. / Schlachtgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Date according to Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1944
Action:
On the southern Crimea, German fighter planes shot down 29 Soviet aircraft, the bulk of which were ground-attack aircraft, in fierce dogfights on 17 April, anti-aircraft a further eleven aircraft. Lieutenant Lambert destroyed twelve enemy aircraft alone.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1944
Action:
At Sevastopol German ground attack aircraft attacked enemy artillery positions, destroying 26 launchers. In air combat, fighters shot down were 14 and 15 enemy aircraft by ground attack aircraft. Here, Lieutenant Lambert distinguished himself again.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1944
Action:
In defense of strong attacks made by enemy ground attack and bomber aircraft, our fighter and ground attack units along with anti-aircraft artillery units of the Air Force destroyed 130 Soviet aircraft. Lieutenant Lambert scored 14 aerial combat victories alone.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • - 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