Schmidt, Heinz (WL-Jagdgeschwader 52)

Date of birth:
April 20th, 1920 (Bad Homburg vor der Höhe/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
September 5th, 1943 (Markor, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinz Schmidt was killed at Markor, Soviet Union on 5th September 1943. At that moment he was Staffelkapitän 6. / Jagdgeschwader 52 with the rank of Oberleutnant. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

Heinz Schmidt achieved a total of 173 victories in 712 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
August 13th, 1942
Details:
Award 3/84.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1942
Details:
530th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1942
Details:
124th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3

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