Reusch, Ernst

Date of birth:
September 10th, 1916 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1945 (Lazerett Danzig/Westprussia, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Neumark
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst Reusch finally reached the rank of Major. He deid of his wounds in the Lazerett in Danzig on December 26th, 1945. At that moment he served as Kommandeur with III. / Schlachtgeschwader 1. He was most probably buried as an unknown soldier at the German War Cemetery Neumark.

Flew a total of 765 sorties, most of these with the Ju 87.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded following his destroying an important enemy supply bridge. By this time he had flown over 500 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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