Schröter, Fritz (Jagdgeschwader 2)

Date of birth:
July 20th, 1917 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 14th, 2007
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
March 1st, 1943: Hauptmann;
October 1st, 1943: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr);
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr).

Career:
January 1939: Flugzeugführerschule (FFS) A/B, Pardubitz;
?: Jagdfliegerschule Fürth;
?: Jagfliegerschule Stolp-Heitz;
February 28th, 1941: 6. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
September 18th, 1941: 4. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
November 10th, 1941: 10. (Jabo) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
July 12th, 1942: mdFb 10. (Jabo) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
July 18th, 1942 - December 10th, 1942: Staffelkapitän 10. (Jabo) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2;
January 3rd, 1943: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10;
September 1943: Stab, General der Schlachtflieger, RLM;
June 2nd, 1944 - October 8th, 1944: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 5;
October 27th, 1944: I. Gruppa, Schlachtgeschwader 10;
January 4th, 1945: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 4;
November 1959: Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 73 (Bundeswehr);
1963 - 1964: Kommodore, Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 4;
October 1st, 1964 - March 31st, 1966: Kommodore Jagdbombergeschwader 42 (Bundeswehr);
September 30th, 1974: Pensioen.

Flown aircraft:
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G, "Blaue ?", 10./ Jagdgeschwader 2;
- Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-5, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10;
- Focke Wulf Fw 190 F8 "Q9+AB, 1. / Schlachtgeschwader 5.

Fritz Schröter achieved 11 air victories in over 400 operational sorties of which are known:
- September 18th, 1941: Supermarine Spitfire, 16.15 hrs;
- October 13th, 1941: Supermarine Spitfire, 15.00 hrs, 25 km West of Boulogne;
- July 5th, 1943: Supermarine Spitfire M IX, 17.21 hrs, appr. 10 km Southeast of Gela;
- July 5th, 1943: Supermarine Spitfire M IX, 17.21 hrs, appr. 10 km Southeast of Gela;
- October 27th, 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9, 13.30 hrs, East of Nyiregyhdza.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
10.(Jabo) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 10.(Jabo) Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the destruction of two small war ships and 20.000 tons of merchant vessels.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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