Geschwill, Heinz

Date of birth:
April 25th, 1920 (Brühl/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
May 6th, 2009 (Karlsruhe/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Early 1941, Heinz Geschwill was heavily wounded during an operational sortie over England. After a leg amputation he spend over two years in hospitals. During this period he was promoted to Oberleutnant. He was not put into action after that.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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