Strüning, Heinz

Date of birth:
January 13th, 1912 (Neviges, Germany)
Date of death:
December 24th, 1944 (Werl/Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
Cemetery Westönnen
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinz Strüning was killed in action on December 24th, 1944 near Werl as Staffelkapitän 9. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.

1 August 1940: Feldwebel
1 July 1941: Oberfeldwebel
1 August 1942: Leutnant
1 August 1943: Oberleutnant
1 April 1944: Hauptmann

Over the course of his career he achieved a total of 30 day and 250 night sorties flown (including about 70 over England), during which he was credited with 56 night victories.

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Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1941
Narvikschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1942
Action:
"Oberfeldwebel Struening (sic) achieved his 15th and 16th nocturnal aerial victory last night."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Ergänzungsstaffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 23 night victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1944
Frontflugspange für Nah-Nachtjäger in Gold mit anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Flight Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 50 night victories.
Details:
528th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded on:
August 1937
Flugzeugführerabzeichen

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