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Schroer, Werner

Date of birth:
February 12th, 1918 (Mülheim/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 10th, 1985 (Ottobrunn/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werner Schröer achieved during 197 operational flights a total of 114 victories (which included 12 in the East and 26 four-engined bombers).

Promotions:
October 1st, 1940: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
December 1st, 1943: Major.

Career:
1937: Luftwaffe;
November 3rd, 1937: 4. Kompanie, Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung 24;
July 1st, 1938: 7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 234;
August 13th, 1938: Fliegerhorst-Kompanie Düsseldorf;
July 1st, 1939: Schulstaffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26;
September 1st, 1939: Aufklärungsfliegerschule Hildesheim;
October 16th, 1939: Flugkommando 23;
May 16th, 1940: 1. Staffel, Jagdfliegerschule 1;
July 22nd, 1940: Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Merseburg;
August 23rd, 1940: 2. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 27;
March 1st, 1942: Adjutant, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27;
July 1st, 1942: Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 27;
March 29th, 1943: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27;
April 20th, 1943: Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27;
March 14th, 1944: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54;
July 20th, 1944: Verbandsführerlehrgang, General der Jagdflieger;
February 15th, 1945: Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 3.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1942
Details:
Award 10/106
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 49 aerial victories.
Details:
626th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 84 aerial victories.
Details:
268th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1945
Action:
Awarded after 110 aerial victories.
Details:
144th Award.
No proof available in the Bundesarchief. Proof was given by the Gemeinschaft der Jagdflieger. The award number is therefore based on the date of the awarding.
According to research by Veit Scherzer the awarding data was APril 16th, 1945.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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