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Nanz, Günter

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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
"As recognition for terrific bravery and specific services as reconnaissance pilot."

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)

Nr. 5/155/40.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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