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Sternberg, Horst (JG 26)

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1920 (Tawllninghen)
Date of death:
February 22nd, 1944 (over Hückelshofen b.M.-Gladbach)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

00.03.1941: transferred to 5./ JG 26 right after training school
26.06.1941: Leutnant, 1st victory in 5./ JG 26
19.08.1941: Lt., 2nd victory in 5./ JG 26
00.11.1941: Staka, 5./ JG 26
13.03.1942: Lt., 3rd victory in 5./ JG 26
19.08.1942: Lt., 4th victory in 5./ JG 26
03.01.1943-01.10.1943: Lt., appointed Stafü, 5./ JG 26
13.02.1943: Lt., 5th victory in 5./JG 26
01.04.1943: in JG 26, promoted to Oberleutnant
17.06.1943: Oblt. and Staka, 5./ JG 26, WIA when his Fw 190 A-5 rammed
by Spitfire of Kenley Wing 5km SW of Hazebrouck
09.08.1943: Oblt., awarded the Ehrenpokal
06.09.1943: Oblt., 6th victory in 5./JG 26
01.10.1943-22.02.1944: appointed Staka 6./ JG 26
10.10.1943: Oblt., 7th victory in 5./ JG 26
27.10.1943: Oblt., awarded DKiG, II./ JG 26
29.11.1943: Oblt. and Staka 6./ JG 26, WIA when his Fw 190 A-6 coded 'Black 6' overturned while attempting to crash land his Fw 190 A-6 damaged by a Spitfire ivo Lille Nord airfield
22.02.1944: Hauptmann and Staka, 6./ JG 26, KIA when his Fw 190 A-7 coded 'Black 12' was shot down by P-47 pilot Maj. George Carpenter of the American 4th FG, 335th FS ivo Hückelshoven, 21 km SW of München-Gladbach
Buried at Rosseels
Credited with 23 victories

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staka, 5. Staffel, JG 26
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
JG 26
Awarded on:
June 1943
WIA 17.06.1943 + 29.11.1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

Sources

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  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht

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