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Sayn-Wittgenstein, Prinz zu , Heinrich

Date of birth:
August 14th, 1916 (Kopenhagen, Danmark)
Date of death:
January 21st, 1944 (south of Lübars/Saxonia, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: TH. Row: 1. Grave: 2.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Unit:
Fliegerschule Braunschweig, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
1938
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
6. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 9. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 22 night victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 100
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 47 night victories.
Details:
290th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommodore Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1944
Action:
Awarded posthumously in recognition of his total of 83 night victories (including 29 in the East).
Details:
44th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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