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Schröter, Fritz (Jagdgeschwader 2)

Date of birth:
July 20th, 1917 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 14th, 2007
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third 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
Awarded in recognition of his achievements as a fighter bomber pilot. He received the Knight’s Cross in light of his performance during raids on British ships and harbour installations as well as during the Dieppe raid. By the time of his award he had flown approximately 200 sorties, and destroyed the following enemy materiel…
- 1 patrol boat
- 1 submarine tender
- 24000 GRT of shipping
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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