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Hannig, Horst

Date of birth:
November 13th, 1921 (Frankenstein/Lower Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 15th, 1943 (Caen, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Horst Hennig achieved in about 350 operational sorties a total of 98 victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Details:
Award 31/4.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1942
Details:
463rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1944
Details:
364th Award.
Awarde posthumous.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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