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Merker, Hans-Hermann

Date of birth:
November 23rd, 1921 (Bremerhaven/Bremen, Germany)
Date of death:
January 23rd, 1988 (St. Märgen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Stab, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1942
Written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Hans Merker.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Awarded after flying about 340 sorties. Of these the vast majority (323) were flown as a Ju 88 bomber pilot. In this time he destroyed 48 enemy tanks and 20 aircraft on the ground.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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