Stahl, Erhard

Date of birth:
January 8th, 1913 (Nonnenweiher/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
September 13th, 1942 (Mediterranean, near Greece)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Dionyssos-Rapendoza
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Erhard Stahl was reported missing in action near Greece on September 13th, 1942. At that moment he was Staffelfkapitän with the rank of Leutnant. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant.
His name is engraved at the German Warcemetery Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Monument 2, Row 9, Plaque 8.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 3. (K) / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1942
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his 155 sorties flown in the West and North Africa. During this time he and his crew were credited with the destruction of numerous aircraft on the ground and ~50 motor vehicles. They also claimed to have sunk a heavy cruiser and several transport ships as well as damaging another cruiser and a transport.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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