Höfemeier, Heinrich

Date of birth:
August 21st, 1913 (Langenholzhausen/Lippe, Germany)
Date of death:
August 7th, 1943 (over Karachev/Bryansk Oblast, Russia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Höfemeier was shot down over Karachev, Russia by an AA battery on the 7th August 1943 as Staffelführer 3. / Jagdgeschwader 51 while holding the rank of Leutnant.

His final mission count stood at 490. In total he achieved 96 aerial victories and destroyed another 12 aircraft on the ground.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1939
Spanienkreuz, Silber mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1941
Details:
Publication in the Ehrenliste der Luftwaffe on 30th September 1941.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 41 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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