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Stamp, Gerhard

Date of birth:
June 3rd, 1920 (Bamberg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 21st, 1998 (Nassau (Lahn), Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of over 300 sorties as a bomber pilot and a further 100 or so as a fighter pilot. During this latter part of his career he shot down at least two enemy aircraft.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Lehr-Geschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer I. (K)/Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1943
The following newspaper article (dated 12.04.1943) describes why Stamp received the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberleutnant Stamp has sunk 35000 GRT worth of enemy shipping whilst serving as a bomber pilot.”

By this time Stamp had flown over 200 sorties. His successes against shipping were achieved mostly in the Mediterranean, where he also claimed a destroyer sunk as well as three cruisers damaged by this time.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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