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Heinze, Martin

Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

He flew in Bf 110s from 1940 through to 1944 and has two confirmed kills while flying with 6./ZG 1:

1. Spitfire near Trapani, Tunisia on 26th April 1943 - fits perfectly with Spitfire Mk IX EN294 of 72 Squadron, flown by Pilot Officer F. Malan, who was last seen chasing a Bf 110 and posted Missing in Action.
2. B-24 Liberator near Gmunden, Austria on 23rd February 1944 shot down using MG 81 (twin machine-guns). The USAAF 376th Bomber Group lost seven B-24s in that area on that day so a match is quite possible.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Bordfunker
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille

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