Streib, Werner

Date of birth:
June 13th, 1911 (Pforzheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
June 15th, 1986 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Achieved a total of 66 aerial victories, all of one of which were night victories. Throughout his career he played a pivotal role in the development of the German night fighter arm, finally serving as Inspector of the Night Fighters from March 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1940
Action:
Awarded after 8 victories, all but one of which were at night. They included the first ever night victory of the Luftwaffe, a Blenheim bomber shot down on the night of 19-20.07.1940.
Details:
137th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Nachtjagd-Geschwader 1
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1942
Details:
Award 5/25.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1943
Action:
Received after 42 night victories.
Details:
197th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 65 night victories, which included 5 four-engined bombers shot down on the night of 11-12.06.1943 with the new Heinkel He 219 A-0.
Details:
54th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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