Heckmann, Alfred "Fred"

Date of birth:
June 14th, 1914 (Bochum-Langendreer/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 21st, 1993
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Alfred Heckmann flew over 600 operational sorties, claiming 71 victories.

Career:
February 5th, 1940: 5. / Jagdgeschwader 3;
October 1942: 1. / Jagdgeschwader 26;
February 28th, 1943: Instruktor Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost;
July 1943: Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 26;
March 27th, 1945: Staffelkapitän 5. / Jagdgeschwader 26;
April 14th, 1945: Jagdverband 44, München-Reim (did not reach the unit before ending of the war).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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