Schellack, Horst

Date of birth:
June 25th, 1923 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st April 1943: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier
1st August 1943: Fähnrich
1st November 1943: Oberfähnrich
1st July 1944: Leutnant

Horst Schellack has as Nahaufklärer five confirmed air victories with the Messerschmitt Bf 109:

Nr. Datum Einheit Abschuss

01. 29.03.1944 1./NAGr. 5 U-2
02. 29.04.1944 1./NAGr. 5 U-2
03. 27.05.1944 1./NAGr. 5 Fesselballon
04. 27.05.1944 1./NAGr. 5 Fesselballon
05. 08.07.1944 1./NAGr. 5 U-2

On 17th November 1944 Host Schellack did not return from an operational sortie and ended presumably as Soviet Prisoner of War.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1943
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
1. / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
1. / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
1. / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1944
Details:
Nr. 168 703/44
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen (ohne brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
1. / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
1. / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5
Awarded on:
July 24th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
  • Photo: Soldbuch
  • - Award certificates EK2, EK1, Frontflug Bronze,Silber, Flugzeugführer/Beobachter, Ehrenpokal and DKiG, Documents and Soldbuch via H.-P. Rackete
    - Ciel de Gloire

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