Huy, Wolf-Dietrich

    Date of birth:
    August 2nd, 1917 (Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany)
    Date of death:
    July 13th, 2003 (Gernsbach/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Wolf-Dietrich Huy was shot down over Tanyet Harun on October 29th, 1942 by Pilot Officer J.H. Nicholls from No. 601 Squadron, with his Supermarine Spitfire Vc. He survived the crash and spend the rest of the war as POW.

    Promotions:
    1936: Leutnant zur See;
    1938: Oberleutnant;
    April 1st, 1942: Hauptmann.

    Career:
    1935: Kriegsmarine;
    ?: Rekrutenausbildung, Stralsund;
    October 1st, 1937: Luftwaffe;
    July 1st, 1939: II. (Jagd) Gruppe, Trägergruppe 186;
    1940: III. / Jagdgeschwader 77;
    August 1st, 1940: Staffelkapitän 7. / Jagdgeschwader 77.

    Own aircraft:
    1941: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 "White 1", Werknr. 8334;
    1941: Messerschmitt Bf 109F "White 10";
    1942: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4, "White 3", Werknr. 7111;
    1942: Messerschmitt Bf 109F "White 1", Werknr. 8282;'
    1942: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/R-6 "White 1", Werknr 13 633.

    Shot down:
    January 23rd, 1942: Starshiy Leytenant Mikhail Avdeyev (17 victories) from 32 IAP/VVS-ChF;
    March 11th, 1942: Own Flak;
    October 29th, 1942: P/O John Nicholls (5.7 air victories and 1 damaged) from No. 601 Sqn.

    Huy achieved 40 victories, among which 38 on the Eastern Front, in over 500 operational sorties.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    December 1st, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 1st, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77 "Herz As", Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    July 5th, 1941
    Action:
    Awarded after 22 air victories.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77 "Herz As", Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    January 25th, 1942
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 77 "Herz As", Luftwaffe
    Awarded on:
    March 17th, 1942
    Action:
    Awarded after 40 air victories.
    Details:
    83rd Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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