Meier, Hans-Otto (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)

Date of birth:
March 29th, 1915 (Hamburg-Wandsbek/Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 2nd, 1944 (Pokropivna, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
2. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 9. / Schlachtgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his total of 711 sorties flown with the Ju 87. In that time he sunk a 12000 GRT tanker and damaged a British flak vessel during the French campaign.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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