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Wernicke, Heinz

Date of birth:
October 17th, 1920 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
December 27th, 1944 (Dobele, Latvia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Achieved a total of 117 aerial victories, all in the East.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
Unit:
II. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
1./JG 54
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 112 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • Photo: wikipedia.com
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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