Schmidt, Otto (LW-Stuka)

Date of birth:
February 23rd, 1917 (Brühlhof/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto Schmidt successfully completed over 555 missions and was credited with destroying 61 Russian tanks and a Russian submarine.

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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
Action:
Awarded after 527 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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