Peter, Erich

Date of birth:
September 19th, 1920 (Wehlau/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 25th, 1945 (over Rheinsberg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was killed over Rheinsberg on 25th April 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and Flugzeugführer with Stab II. / Schlagtgeschwader 151.

Promotions:
1940: Flieger
1941: Gefreiter
29.10.1941: Unteroffizier

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer und Sturzkampfflieger
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
I. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1942
Details:
Received after 250 operational sorties.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Flugzeugführer Stabsstaffel / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his over 570 sorties flown, during which he destroyed the following enemy materiel (among other things)...

- 25 tanks
- 6 bridges
- 3 support trains
- 1 armoured train
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Unit:
3./Stuka-Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Action:
doc signed by Generaloberst Keller
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Unit:
3./Stuka-Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Flieger (Aircraftman class 2)
Awarded on:
August 13th, 1940
Action:
doc signed by Generalleutnant Kastner
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Unit:
3./Stuka-Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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