Ewald, Heinz "Esau"

Date of birth:
September 1st, 1922 (Zoppot-Danzig/Western Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 14th, 2002 (Coburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinz Ewald received his pilot education with the Fliegerausbildungsregiment 23 in Kaufbeuren, the Flugzeugführerschule and the Jagdschule. He served with Jagdgeschwader 106 and the Jagdgeschwader 52. He finaly became Leutnant and Staffelkapitän with 7. Jagdgeschwader 52 / II.Gruppe. He was a Prisoner of War at Lager Fürstenfeldbruck from 8th May 1945 until 22nd June 1945. After the Second World War he became eventually Oberleutnant with the Bundeswehr.

Promotions during Ww2:
Gefreiter: 1st December 1941
Unteroffizier-Anwärter: 1st June 1943
Unteroffizier: 1st December 1943
Leutnant: 1st May 1944

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1944
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1945
Action:
For 42 air victories over Hungary.
Magyar Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje Hadidiszitmennyel es Kardokkal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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