Sigel, Walter

Date of birth:
January 12th, 1906 (Ulm/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 8th, 1944 (over the Trondheimfjord, Norway)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Stukageschwader 3
Awarded on:
July 21st, 1940
Action:
Awarded for the achievements of his Gruppe during the Polish, Belgian and French campaigns.
Details:
83rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. / Stukageschwader 3
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1942
Details:
Award 2/48.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1942
Action:
In the sea and air battle in the Mediterranean a dive bomber wing under the leadership of Major Sigel, the fighter squadron of Captain Belser and the crews of two bombers, with their commanders, group commander Major Linke, and Lieutenant Colonel Schulte distinguished themselves from the rest, in the destruction of British convoys.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Stukageschwader 3
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements during the air battles over the English Channel, Greece, Crete and North Africa.
Details:
116th Award.

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