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Höfer, Heinrich "Heinz"

Date of birth:
July 14th, 1911 (Oeynhausen/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 1996 (Bad Oeynhausen/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1937: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
April 1st, 1941: Hauptmann;
?: Major.

Career:
December 28th, 1929: Infanterie-Regiment 18;
October 1st, 1933: Luftwaffe;
1938: Kampfgeschwader 55;
?: Staffel-Offizier Kampfgeschwader 55;
March 1942 - November 1944: Ia Kampfgeschwader 55;
November 1942 - February 1943: Ia Versorgungsführer Stalingrad;
September 19th, 1942: Kommandeur II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
October 1944: Generalstabsausbildung, Luftkriegsakademie, Berlin;
?: Quartiermeister der Luftwaffe in Italien.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Details:
656th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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