Rieckhoff, Herbert

Date of birth:
December 25th, 1898 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
November 30th, 1948 (Esslingen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommodore KG 2
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of Kampfgeschwader 2 during its operations flying night raids against England as well as its missions in the Balkans. Above all he was recognized for his leadership of this unit in the East, during the encirclement operations at Grodno and Smolensk, the advance of Schlüsselburg and the fighting at Lake Ilmen.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst i.G.
Unit:
Chef des Stabes / Luftflotte 1
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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