Henning, Horst

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1917 (Danzig/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 7th, 1944 (Hadersleben, Denmark)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in the west and east. By the time of his receiving the Knight’s Cross Henning had flown a total of 314 bomber sorties and destroyed the following enemy materiel…

- 1 Soviet fighter (shot down)
- About 100 trucks
- 20 aircraft on the ground
- 23 trains
- 3 anti-aircraft batteries
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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