Lorch, Herbert

Date of birth:
April 13th, 1912 (Zweibrücken/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 19th, 1942 (near Leningrad, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
II. / Kampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his successes as both a bomber pilot and Gruppe commander. With his crew he personally destroyed five enemy battery positions, several tanks and locomotives, as well as countless vehicles. In total he flew over 200 sorties.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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