Wittmer, Heinrich

Date of birth:
February 28th, 1910 (Bordeaux, France)
Date of death:
June 27th, 1992 (Neuhaus am Schliersee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Wittmer reached the rank of Oberst im Generalstab. Flew a total of 184 combat missions.

01.03.1944 : promoted Oberst i. G.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55 'Greif' - Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1941
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his success as a bomber pilot in missions against England in 1940 (where his bombers particularly distinguished themselves in an attack on the Westland aircraft factory in Yeovil) and against the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
III./ KG. 55 'Greif'
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / K.G. 55
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
III./ KG. 55
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1941
Action:
signed by Oberstleutnant Kosch Kommodor of the KG 55
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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