Orzegowski, Ernst

Date of birth:
October 19th, 1919 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 2nd, 2005 (Tangstedt/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst Orzegowski flew with 2. / Schlachtgeschwader 77 until 1944 before being transferred to Home Defense, III. / Schlachtgeschwader 10. He flew a total of 682 combat missions, during which he destroyed 31 enemy tanks and achieved 3 aerial victories (the latter with the Fw 190).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
4. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Schlachtgeschwader 10
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1945
Action:
Awarded after flying over 600 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1940
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1943
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3

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