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- Date of birth:
- January 10th, 1916 (Grimma/Saxony, Germany)
- Date of death:
- January 11th, 2002 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
- Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
- Awarded on:
- September 3rd, 1942
Awarded for his personal total of 180 sorties flown as well as his achievements as a Stuka Gruppe commander. Among the most notable of the latter included his Gruppe’s attack on the British aircraft carrier “HMS Indomitable” on 12.08.1942, which inflicted considerable damage on the warship.
- Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
- Photo: Willi schumacher Collection
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- OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- SCHINDLER, MICHAEL G., Ritterkreuzträger aus Sachsen 1939-1945, libergraphix, 2013.