Schalanda, Hans

Date of birth:
February 7th, 1921 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
March 26th, 1945 (Gorgast/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Flew a total of 933 sorties as a ground attack pilot, during which he succeeded in sinking one 4000 GRT supply ship in the Tobruk harbour. He also sunk/damaged a 7000 GRT monitor and a 10000 GRT supply ship.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 3rd, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 581 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 892 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Details:
630th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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