Hennings, Eberhard

Date of birth:
January 31st, 1912 (Danzig-Langfuhr/Western Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 28th, 1942 (Cholm/Novgorod Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the sum of his successes as a bomber/transport pilot. They included the following…

- Attacking airfields, railway installations and bridges during the Polish campaign.
- Attacking troop concentrations in Norway and British warships off the Norwegian coast.
- Strikes against Dutch airfields and aerial resupply missions to German airborne troops at the Albert Canal, Dordrecht and the Hague.
- A number of mine-laying sorties against the mouths of major rivers in England.
- Conducting a lone raid against the Finningley airfield on the 10.02.1941, in which he scored direct hits on the airfield hangars and quarters.
- Sinking a gunboat on Lake Ladoga and mining the coast around Ösel and Dagö during Operation Barbarossa.
- Participating in several night raids against Moscow.
- Flying supply missions to the troops at Cholm.
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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