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Schenck, Wolfgang "Bombo"

Date of birth:
February 7th, 1913 (Windhoek, German Southwestern-Afrika)
Date of death:
March 5th, 2010
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wolfgang Schenck was a veteran of light bombers, heavy bombers, dive bombers and jet fighter-bombers. He successfully completed over 400 missions in bombers and 40 missions in the Me 262 jet and as an Oberstleutnant was the Inspector of Jet Aircraft. During operations against England he succeeded in sinking 38,000 tons of shipping. He served with ZG-1, SG-2 and KG-515 (Me262) and achieved 18 aerial victories

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1941
Details:
281st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Zerstorergeschwader 1
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1942
Details:
139th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945

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