Petersen, Herbert

Date of birth:
June 12th, 1919 (Wrotzlawken-Kulm/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
January 1st, 1944 (near Grüngräbchen-Kamenz/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st April 1940: Leutnant
1st April 1942: Oberleutnant
1st January 1944: Hauptmann (posthumously)

Oberleutnant Herbert Petersen did as member 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 302 not return from n operational sortie on 14th January 1944. His plane crashed some 60 km southeast of Leipzig and Petersen was killed in the crash.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1937
Details:
Nr. 545380.
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1940
Details:
Nr. 39 813/40
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1941
Details:
Nr. 483/B
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1942
Details:
Nr. S 219
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Details:
Nr. G 160
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1942
Details:
Nr. 17/42
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit anhänger

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