Lindinger, Eduard

Date of birth:
January 17th, 1915 (Sattlern/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
September 1st, 2004 (Arnstorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Eduard Lindinger reached the rank of Hauptfeldwebel. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr from 1956 until 1965, where he reached the rank of Hauptmfeldwebel.

Flew a total of 322 sorties in WWII, including a few as a night-fighter pilot.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
7. / Kampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot during the campaigns against England and the Soviet Union over the course of about 280 sorties. He particularly distinguished himself in the latter theatre. He and his crew successfully struck an aircraft engine factory at Rybinsk and a rubber-producing collective combine at Yaroslavl, and also destroyed the following enemy materiel…

- 8 tanks
- 3 locomotives
- 3 freight trains
- 100+ trucks
- 1 minesweeper
- 2 auxiliary ships
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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