Herkner, Erich

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1915 (Machendorf-Pfarrkirchen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 17th, 1945 (over Litzmannstadt, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Erich Herkner was killedon January 17th, 1945, when he was shot down over Litzmannstadt (Lodz).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 14.(Eis) Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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