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Habicht, Peter

Date of birth:
August 21st, 1911 (Bieber/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
January 11th, 1944 (near Ottleben/Braunschweig, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Offenbach
Row: 2. Grave: 3.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Peter Habricht was killed on January 11th, 1944 during a dogfight in his Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1, after he was shot down by 1st Lieutenant Robert W. Stephens (North American P-51), 3km northwest of Ottleben.
At that moment he had achieved two air victories (February 22nd, 1942 Boeing B-17 near Malta and October 25th, 1942, Bristol Beaufighter).

Career:
?: 7. Staffel, Zerstörergeschwader 26;
? - 8 november 1941: Staffelkapitän, 11. Staffel, Zerstörergeschwader 26;
?: 8. Staffel, Zerstörergeschwader 26;
August 27th, 1942: Staffelkapitän, 10. Staffel, Zerstörergeschwader 26;
?: Staffelkapitän, 11. Staffel, Zerstörergeschwader 26;
September 17th, 1943: Kommandeur, Ergänzungs-Zerstörergruppe (Braunschweig-Broitzem).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, 11. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Segelflieger-Abzeichen, C-Stufe Silber

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