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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
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 100
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1943
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
Details:
44th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo 2: Jeroen Koppes
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - 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 1939-45, 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.

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