Meyering, Heinrich

    Date of birth:
    November 30th, 1919 (Leer (Ostfriesld.), Germany)
    Date of death:
    July 13th, 2003 (Lohr (Main), Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Heinrich Meyering completed a total of 972 combat missions with the Ju 87 and was one of the most successful Stuka pilots in SG-2.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    August 2nd, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizer (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    August 18th, 1942
    Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    August 28th, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    September 17th, 1942
    Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    October 23rd, 1942
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    3. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    January 15th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
    Unit:
    1. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    January 24th, 1943
    Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Feldwebel
    Unit:
    Flugzeugführer 3. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
    Awarded on:
    April 6th, 1944
    Action:
    Awarded after flying 895 sorties. He along with his radio operator, Willibald Zipfel, were the only Stuka NCOs to receive the Knight's Cross.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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