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Steen, Ernst-Siegfried

Date of birth:
September 29th, 1912 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
September 23rd, 1941 (Kronstadt/Leningrad Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2. "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Action:
Received for his part in the fightings in Poland.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2. "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Details:
Nr. 2218.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2. "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Details:
The "spange" was awarded simultaniously with the medal as Nr. 2218
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1940
Action:
Received for two months acting with III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 from Slovakia during the campaign in Poland. Only two sorties were flown.
Details:
The wearing of the decorations was recognized by the German authorities on 21st August 1940.
Za Obranu Slovenska Javorina Orava
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 76
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Action:
Received for his part in the fightings in the West.
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Sturzkampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1941
Pilots Badge
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
1. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2. "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Stukageschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1941
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2. "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1942

Sources

  • - 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
    - Patzwall K.D., Hauptmann Ernst-Siegfried Steen - Ritterkreuzträger im "Goldenen Buch der Flieger", pagina 217-225, Militaria magazine 6/2008, November-Dezember 2008, 31.Jahrgang, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, ISSN 0724-3529