Matern, Karl-Heinrich

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1919 (Althof-Eylau/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 8th, 1943 (West of Brest, Atlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl-Heinrich Matern shot a total of 12 enemy planes in his career.
He was killed on 8th October 1943 when his plane was shot down by an enemy Spitfire.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Zerstörergeschwader 1
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1943
Details:
Posthumously awarded.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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