Heinrich, Otto (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)

Date of birth:
September 12th, 1920 (Alt Valm/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
May 22nd, 1944 (over the English Channel)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter
Unit:
Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1942
Date is that of publication in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Awarded for his successes as a Stuka and fast bomber pilot. In total he flew 408 sorties in this capacity, destroying the following enemy materiel…

- 35 tanks
- 14 field guns
- 16 AA guns
- 1 armoured train
- 4 locomotives
- 1 torpedo boat
- 3 four-engined bombers
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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