Schmetz, Heinrich

Date of birth:
October 22nd, 1914 (Essen (Ruhr), Germany)
Date of death:
July 22nd, 2004 (Gauting/Munich, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hauptmann 1 2 1944
I./K.G. 4
III./K.G. 30
III./K.G. 100

Flew a total of 263 sorties as a bomber pilot/observer in the West.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1941
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
III./Kampf-Geschwader 30
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1944
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur III./Kampfgeschwader 100
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after flying over 250 sorties as a bomber pilot/observer.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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