Rökker, Heinz

Date of birth:
October 20th, 1920 (Oldenburg/Oldenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 2nd, 2018 (Oldenburg/Oldenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 170 sorties, during which he achieved 64 aerial victories. Of this number all but one were night victories.

Rökker was the last living Oakleaves recipient.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 35 night victories.
Details:
1290th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Action:
Awarded after 61 night victories.
Details:
781st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Planehunters
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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