Unrau, Heinz

Date of birth:
February 25th, 1916 (Coesfeld, Germany)
Date of death:
January 21st, 2004 (Landsberg am Lech, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinz Unrau completed more than 400 missions flying Junkers Ju 88 fighter-bombers in I./Kampfgeschwader 1. He later transferred to command I./Kampfgeschwader 51 flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet for Reich Defense, scoring several victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his record of successful combat missions in the airspace over England (~40 daylight & ~35 night/bad weather sorties in 1940, plus nuisance raids later in the war), SE Europe, the Soviet Union (210 sorties) and Germany.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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