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Meyer, Heinz (LW-Schlagtgeschwader)

    Date of birth:
    May 21st, 1921 (Lühnde/Hildesheim, Germany)
    Date of death:
    October 29th, 2001 (Hameln, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

    Biography

    Heinz Meyer flew a total of 618 ground attack sorties by the end of the war, including 30 with the Fw 190. In this time he destroyed 40 tanks, 50 gun positions and 100 trucks/other vehicles. He also damaged 3 bridges, 2 ammunition dumps and 2 supply trains with direct hits.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier
    Unit:
    3. / Stukageschwader 102
    Awarded on:
    November 19th, 1942
    Date on the Ehrenpokal is 19th November 1942.
    Published in the Ehrenlite der Deutschen Luftwaffe on 23rd November 1942.
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
    Unit:
    8. / Schlachtgeschwader 2
    Awarded on:
    August 20th, 1944
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberfähnrich
    Unit:
    Flugzeugführer 8. / Schlagtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    April 17th, 1945
    Awarded after flying over 600 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

    Sources

    • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
      - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
      - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
      - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
      - Auction 56 Hermann Historica

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