Poppenburg, Werner

Date of birth:
June 20th, 1920 (Borgholzhausen/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 5th, 1944
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werne Poppenburg was killed in action on December 5th, 1944 as Staffelkapitän with 5. / Jagdgeschwader 301. He flew a total on 216 operational sorties.

Promotions:
1st April 1942: Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1942
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on August 24th, 1942.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Rene Millert
  • Photo: Rene Millert
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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

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