Schweickhardt, Heinrich

Date of birth:
February 17th, 1914 (Heidelberg/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
January 9th, 1943 (Mediterranean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Schweickhardt was killed over the Mediterranean, somewhere between Sicily and Greece as Kommandeur III. / Kampfgeschwader 76. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

Flew a total of about 400 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot during the Polish & French campaigns, the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his successes as a bomber commander on the Eastern front throughout 1942.

138th Award.

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