Engfer, Siegfried 'Lederstrumpf'

Date of birth:
April 27th, 1915 (Neuhof/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
April 1946
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Siegfried Engfer entered the Wehrmacht in 1935 as Infantryman and volunteered for the Luftwaffe in 1937.
May 1941: 9./JG 3
04.6.1941: severely WIA
Beginning 1942: Campaign in Russia
Summer 1942: earned his nickname „Lederstrumpf"
02.10.1942: RK credited with 52 victories
28. 5. 1943: Jagdlehrer - Erg. Gr. Ost
Contracted a severe illness that put an end to his career as a pilot
Siegfried Engfer is credited with 348 missions and 59 victories, mostly earned on the Eastern Front

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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