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Stahl, Hendrik

Date of birth:
July 24th, 1921 (Kopenhagen, Danmark)
Date of death:
January 25th, 2004
Nationality:
German

Biography

Hendirk Stahl flew over 1200 operational sorties and finally reached the rank of Hauptmann during the Second World War. After the war he served with the Bundeswehr until 13th August 1959 and finally reached the rank of Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturzkampfgeschwader
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 7. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1941
Details:
Award 19/8.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 8. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 “Immelmann”
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Details:
697th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 8. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 “Immelmann”
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Details:
506th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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