Prüger, Walter

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1914 (Wilhelmshaven/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1942 (über Halfar, Malta)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1943
Action:
Received in recognition of his successes in the field of naval aviation. Over the course of well over 100 sorties, Prüger and his crew sunk about half a dozen ships (with 47000 GRT) and seriously damaged a heavy cruiser.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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