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Schmidt, Otto (LW-Stuka Geschwader 77)

Date of birth:
February 23rd, 1917 (Brühlhof/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
December 1st, 2006 (Celle - Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Channel pilot, WIA 18 August, 1940 when his ac was damaged during an attack on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return to base with his seriously wounded R/O, Uffz Gerhard Bärsch. BäDOW 2 October, 1940; bur War Cem. Waldfriedhof Oberrad, Frankfurt Germany (D.Drury).
At wars end, a British POW, released in the Fall of 1947.
Credited with 555 missions destroying 61 tanks, several supply ships and a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 7. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Awarded after 527 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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