Renz, Gerhard

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1910 (Halle an der Saale/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 16th, 1946 (Lübeck/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Renz reached the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer II. / Kampfgeschwader 26
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1940
Action:
Awarded in recognition of the outstanding successes he had achieved as a bomber pilot in the first months of the war against British shipping, which included the sinking of an anti-aircraft cruiser.

By the time of his award he had flown just 60 sorties, and was the first bomber crewman to receive the award alongside Leutnant von Schwerin.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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