Nanz, Günter

Date of birth:
May 19th, 1917 (Neustettin/Pommerania, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
December 1st, 1938: Feldwebel;
April 1st, 1940: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant;
June 1st, 1944: Hauptmann.

Hauptmann Günther Nanz has shot down 14 confirmed enemies as Nahaufklärer in a Bf 109.

With 1./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5:
01. March 29th, 1944: Polikarpov U-2;
02. April 27th, 1944: Polikarpov U-2;
03. May 1st, 1944: Polikarpov U-2;
04. May 15th, 1944: Polikarpov U-2;
05. May 27th, 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9;
06. May 27th, 1944: Reconballoon;

With 1./Nahaufklärungsgruppe 8:
07. August 1st, 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9;
08. August 22nd, 1944: Iljoesjin Il-2;
09. August 25th, 1944: Polikarpov U-2;
10. October 12th, 1944: Iljoesjin Il-2;
11. October 18th, 1944: Lavochkin LaGG-5;
12. November 17th, 1944: Polikarpov U-2 (Po-2);
13. November 18th, 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9;
14. December 12th, 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1936
Details:
Nr. 442683.
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
2. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1936
Action:
2nd Class Karabiner
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 7, Heer
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1937
Action:
Gruppe I Karabiner
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 65, 1. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1938
Action:
I.Klasse Karabiner
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
1. Kompanie, Panzer-Abteilung 65, 1. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1938
Action:
IIA Klasse Panzerkampfwagen III.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
2.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 13, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, 2.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 13, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, 2.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 13, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 31, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
Received for a single wound inflicted on 12th August 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Beobachter, 3.(H) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe 31, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1943
Details:
Nr. 125.829/43.
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen (ohne brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 30th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1944
Action:
"As recognition for terrific bravery and specific services as reconnaissance pilot."
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on 19th June 1944.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Nahaufklärungsgruppe
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Nahaufklärungsgruppe 8, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold mit Anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Details:
Nr. 5/155/40.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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