Rieger, Joachim

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1914 (Berlin)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 1941 (Forminsk, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
5. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1941
Details:
Date according to Ehrenpokal.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his wartime successes as a Stuka pilot. He flew a total of 257 sorties with this aircraft (including 138 in the East), during which he destroyed at least 30000 GRT of shipping.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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
    - Ehrenpokal Auction 57 Hermann Historica