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Skorczewski, Wolfgang

Date of birth:
July 3rd, 1913 (Berlin-Schöneberg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
November 30th, 2005 (Auckland, New Zealand)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Wolfgang Skorczewski reached the rank of Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelke", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1941
Awarded after a total of 151 sorties, and for the achievement of both himself and his Staffel. During attacks against British shipping in the Channel his Staffel claimed a total of 92,000 GRT sunk and 74,000 GRT damaged. Of these Skorczewski and his crew sunk eight ships. On the day he was awarded the Knight's Cross he also sunk a Soviet destroyer in the mouth of the Bug River.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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