Stry, Herbert

Date of birth:
September 12th, 1916 (Kreuzberg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 21st, 1943 (Kefalonia, Greece)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of considerably more than 400 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
Staffel Kaptän 5./Stuka-Geschwader 3
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 5./Stukageschwader 3
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 305 combat sorties flown, during which he achieved the following notable successes...

- Damaging the aircraft carrier "Illustrious" in its dock at Malta in 1941
- Sinking a 10000 GRT freighter
- Damaging one destroyer and one patrol vessel in June 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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