Leingärtner, Ludwig

    Date of birth:
    December 22nd, 1919 (Bittenbrunn/Bavaria, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 11th, 1944 (Torgau/Saxony, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Ludwig Leingärtner was killed on April11th, 1944 North of Torgau, while flying as a passenger in a Junkers Ju 52/3m. At that moment he had accomplished 540 operational sorties..

    Promotions:
    April 1st, 1941: Leutnant;
    June 1st, 1943: Oberleutnant (RDA: March 1st, 1943).

    Career:
    September 1939: RAD;
    October 1st, 1939: Luftwaffe;
    June 1941: IV. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
    March 1st, 1943: Adjutant I. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 5;
    1943: Adjutant I. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
    June 20th, 1943: Staffelführer 2. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
    Unit:
    Flugzeugführer, IV. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    January 22nd, 1943
    Details:
    Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on February 1st, 1943.
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
    Unit:
    Adjutant, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 5, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    May 19th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    February 5th, 1944
    Action:
    Awarded after flying about 500 ground attack sorties.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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