Pölz, Hubert

Date of birth:
January 24th, 1917 (Leonstein/Kirchdorf, Austria-Hungary)
Date of death:
January 7th, 1994 (Spain)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Over the course of the war Pölz flew a total of 1055 sorties, including 351 with the Fw 190. In this time he achieved the following materiel successes...

- 11 aerial victories
- 10000 GRT of supply shipping sunk (Mediterranean)
- Sunk the British sloop HMS Auckland (24.06.1941)
- Sunk the Soviet destroyer "Kharkov" (06.10.1943)
- With his Staffel assisted in the sinking of the Soviet destroyers "Bespostsady" and "Sposobny"

Hubert went missing in 1994 while taking a swim in Spain, his body was never found. He was declared dead in 2002.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
III./Stuka-Geschwader 3
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
7./StG 3
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after flying 672 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I./SG 151
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after flying 1000 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Details:
661st award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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