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Meinicke, Johannes

Date of birth:
June 24th, 1919 (Znin/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
September 4th, 1943 (near Bresinow, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Johannes Meinicke finally reached the rank of Hauptmann. Flew a total of over 500 ground attack sorties including around 300 during the battle of Stalingrad.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer 1. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1943
Awarded after flying over 400 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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