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Cramer, Heinz

Date of birth:
May 24th, 1911 (Strasbourg, Alsace)
Date of death:
September 5th, 2003 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
II.(K) Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1940
Awarded for the successes of his Gruppe in the Norwegian Campaign, Battle of France and Battle of Britain. His Gruppe had sunk a total of 40000 GRT of enemy shipping by the time he was awarded the Knight’s Cross and had damaged many other ships as well (including a battleship during the Norwegian Campaign).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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