Sumpf, Hans

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1915 (Lothe/Lippe, Germany)
Date of death:
March 26th, 1942 (Russia, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hans Sumpf was killed when on March 26th, 1942, during an attack on Velikoye-Selo, his Junkers Ju 88 A-4 (V4+GN) exploded in mid air after being hit by bombs from another Ju 88.

Promotions:
April 1941: Leutnant;
December 18th, 1941: Oberleutnant;
June 22nd, 1943: Hauptmann (posthumously, as from March 1st, 1942).

Career:
1939: Kampfgeschwader 1;
January 1st, 1940: 8. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 1;
December 18th, 1941: Staffelführer, 5. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1941
Details:
Date is the date of publication in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1942
Details:
At the time of the presentation he already was Staffelführer with the 5. Staffel.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1942
Action:
Received for his successes as a bomber pilot primarily on the Eastern front, which included 319 sorties flown as well as the following materiel destroyed/damaged...

- 19 locomotives
- Approx. 140 rail cars
- 90 trucks
- 13 tanks
- 17 rail lines (severed)
- 1 transport ship of 6,000 GRT
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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