Naumann, Helmut

Date of birth:
August 12th, 1912 (Magdeburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 21st, 1997 (Heidelberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 150-200 sorties with the Ju 87.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
I./Stuka-Geschwader 3
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3./Stukageschwader 3
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his total of over 100 sorties flown, as well as his Staffel's successes up to just before Operation Barbarossa. The Staffel particularly distinguished itself in missions against shipping during the fighting in the Balkans and Crete. It sunk a total of 10 ships with 36000 GRT (Naumann personally sunk a 6000 GRT transport in the Suda Bay), and also placed direct hits on 4 British destroyers and 1 cruiser.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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