Storp, August Franz Walter

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1910 (Schnecken-Heinrichswalde/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 9th, 1981 (Goslar/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Walter Storp finally reached the rank of Generalmajor and achieved 435 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur 19. / Kampfgeschwader 76
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Action:
Awarded for the successes achieved by himself and his squadron in the opening months of the war. They included the following...

- The sinking of the Norwegian destroyer "Aegir", near Stavanger.
- The personal sinking of a 10,000 GRT troop transport off Dunkirk
- His squadron's collective successes at Dunkirk, amounting to one destroyer and 65,000 GRT of shipping sunk.
- His squadron's damaging of three enemy destroyers, a coastal patrol boat, and assorted merchant ships.
Details:
148th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommodore Schnellkampfgeschwaders 210
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for the outstanding successes of the SKG 210 during the opening days of Operation Barbarossa. They included the following...

- 823 aircraft destroyed on the ground.
- 92 aircraft destroyed in the air.
- 165 tanks.
- 194 guns.
- 2,136 vehicles.
- 52 supply trains.
- 60 locomotives.
Details:
22nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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