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Meyer, Otto (Lw-Kampfgeschwader 55)

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1914 (Gevensleben/Braunschweig, Germany)
Date of death:
February 23rd, 1945 (near Eger/Bohemia, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Marienbad / Marianske Lazne
Plot: F. Row: 5. Grave: 115.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
9. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer III. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Awarded for his total of over 300 bomber sorties flown in the East. In this time he achieved the incredible feat of logging 300 sorties in the space of just 13 months, a total that would take some pilots the entire war to reach.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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