Leopold, Fritz

Date of birth:
May 3rd, 1919 (Lienz, Austria)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1943 (Feldlazerett Idriza/Russia, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Sebesh
Plot: 10. Row: 14. Grave: 1177.
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Fritz Leopold was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3. / Kampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow"
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his successes over the course of 320 bomber sorties flown on the Eastern front. In this time he and his crew destroyed the following enemy materiel…

- 30 tanks
- 150 vehicles
- 1 armoured train
- 7 locomotives
- 38 freight trains
- 38 Flak and artillery positions
- Numerous ammunition and supply dumps
- 89 aircraft on the ground
- 1 freighter in the Black Sea with 5000 GRT
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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