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Schrepfer, Karl

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1917 (Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
September 6th, 1946 (Wertheim am Main/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
November 1st, 1944: Major.

Career:
1936: Luftwaffe;
1938 - 1939: Technisches Offizier, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 165;
1940: Technisches Offizier, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
August 1st, 1941: Staffelführer, 6. Staffel, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
November 30th, 1941: Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
May 1943: Kommandeur, IV. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1;
May 17th, 1943: stellvertretender Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 151;
December 27th, 1943: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 151;
April 16th, 1944: stellvertretender Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1;
May 2nd, 1944: stellvertretender Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 5;
October 15th, 1944: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1942
Awarded after 500 sorties, including 300 in the Soviet Union.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1945
Awarded after 800 sorties, by which time he had destroyed 73 enemy tanks and damaged 31. In the time between his reception of the Knight's Cross and the Oakleaves, he had destroyed the following enemy materiel...

- 49 tanks
- 9 tanks damaged
- 78 guns
- 5 AT gun positions
- 5 bridges
- 4 mortar positions
- 3 boats/ferries
- 3 aircraft, plus 2 aircraft on the ground
- 214 vehicles of all kinds
- 1 ammunition and 3 fuel depots
Unnumbered award, woudl have been the 850th award when numbered.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
awarded with '800' pennant
Frontflugspange für Schlagtflieger in Gold mit Anhänger und Einzatszahl

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