Honsberg, Werner

Date of birth:
February 15th, 1914 (Eberswalde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 28th, 2008 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg , Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 1. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 1.Staffel, I. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 77, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after flying 700 ground attack sorties. By this time he had managed to destroy 30 tanks, 1 armoured train and 2 supply barges on the Volga. He was also credited with damaging a Soviet cruiser.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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