Weinreich, Helmut

Date of birth:
September 24th, 1917 (Lenzen/Elbing, Germany)
Date of death:
November 18th, 1943 (Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 320 combat missions as a bomber pilot and several more as part of the Wilde Sau night fighter units.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
III./Kampf-Geschwader 30
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
III./Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot, which included...

1. Raids on England from 1940-1942, during which he damaged the armaments factory in Grantham with a direct hit.
2. Operations against allied arctic convoys and the port of Murmansk.
3. Successes in the Mediterranean theatre, including the destruction of two allied troop transports in the port of Bône, Tunisia.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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