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Steinkamp, Hans-Hermann

Date of birth:
October 8th, 1921 (Duisburg-Ruhrort/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
April 13th, 1952 (Lago Frias near Santiago, Chile)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hans-Hermann Steinkamp finally reached the rank of Hauptmann.

Over the course of his career he flew a total of 324 sorties, destroying ~70 tanks and damaging another 50.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
14.(Pz.) / Schlachtgeschwader 9
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 14.(Pz.) / Schlachtgeschwader 9
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Awarded following the completion of 297 sorties, during which he destroyed 61 tanks.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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