Heise, Hanns

Date of birth:
February 1st, 1913 (Treuenbrietzen,Brandenburg)
Date of death:
May 18th, 1992 (Cologne,North Rhine-Westphalia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr).

Career:
July 16th, 1956 - December 31st, 1958: Kommandeur, Flugzeugführerschule 'S' (Bundeswehr).

Flew a total of 364 sorties in the east and west.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Staffelkapitän Kampfgeschwader 76
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 76, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Awarded after flying about 180 sorties. During 1942 Heise and his Gruppe particularly distinguished themselves while supporting German ground forces at Kharkov and Kerch. Here the unit destroyed…

- 53 tanks
- 2 artillery pieces
- 2 batteries
- 6 prime movers
- 630 trucks
- 5 ammunition dumps
- 1 armoured train
- 1 large destroyer in the port of Novorossisk
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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