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Steinbatz, Leopold

Date of birth:
October 25th, 1918 (Vienna-Stammersdorf, Austria)
Date of death:
June 15th, 1942 (Volchansk/Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Leopold Steinbatz achieved 99 victories in 390 operational flights.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1942
Details:
Award 10/20.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1942
Details:
415th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 3rd, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1942
Details:
96th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1942
Details:
14th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andrew Straube
  • Photo: Andrew Straube via www.Death-Cards.com
  • - 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
    - Katalog 32.Auktion, Auktionshaus Andreas Thies, 3 mai 2007

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