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Hogeback, Hermann

Date of birth:
August 25th, 1914 (Idar-Oberstein/Oldenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 15th, 2004 (Dötligen-Wildeshausen/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Hermann Hogeback flew more than 500 operational sorties.

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Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1939
Medalla de la Campaña de España 1936-1939
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1941
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot during the course of 163 sorties over the Mediterranean, Yugoslavia and North Africa.
318th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Award 4/109.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1943
Awarded after flying 416 sorties as a bomber pilot. Since his award of the Knight’s Cross he had distinguished himself during new missions on the Eastern front (especially in support of the siege of Sevastopol) and in operations against England.
192nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommodore, Kampfgeschwader 6, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Awarded after flying about 500 sorties as a bomber pilot. He distinguished himself while commanding the Kampfgeschwader 6 in its late-war missions against England.
125th Award.

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