Meyer, Heinz (LW-Schlagtgeschwader)

    Date of birth:
    May 21st, 1921
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Heinz Meyer flew 618 missions, with 3. / Stukageschwader 102 from 21sr June 1942 and with 8. / Schlagtgeschwader 2 from 22nd February 1943 in Junkers Ju 87 Stuka's and Focke-Wulf Fw 190's and destroyed over 40 tanks and 50 different heavy artillery pieces.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier
    Unit:
    3. / Stukageschwader 102
    Awarded on:
    November 19th, 1942
    Details:
    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
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

    Sources

    • - 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