Steinhoff, Johannes

Date of birth:
September 15th, 1913 (Bottendorf/Saxonia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 21st, 1994 (Wachtberg-Pech-Bonn, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr).

Career:
September 2nd, 1966 - December 31st, 1970: Inspekteur, Führungsstab der Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr).

Johannes Steinhoff achieved 178 aerial victories (including 148 in the East and 4 four-engined bombers) during 993 operational sorties of which 105 sorties were as a fighter-bomber. His victories as a fighter-bomber pilot included the destruction of 35 trucks, 1 armoured car and 2 motor boats.

Johannes Steinhoff served after the Second World War with the Bundeswehr from 1955 until 31st March 1974, where he reached the rank of General. Between 1971 and 1974 he was Vorsitzender des NATO-Militärausschusses.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 4. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 35 aerial victories.
Details:
297th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 101 aerial victories.
Details:
115th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Jagdgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 168 aerial victories.
Details:
82nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
With number 900
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold mit anhänger und einzatszahl

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