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Ihrig, Ernst-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
July 27th, 1915 (Darmstadt,Hesse)
Date of death:
November 30th, 1942 (Zhilinscina,USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3 "Blitz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1941
Awarded for his successes as a bomber pilot in Poland, France, England and Russia. He particularly distinguished himself during raids against England, having notable success during a night raid against London on the 11.-12.05.1941 and in an earlier action against an armaments factory near the city, which he and his crew destroyed in two consecutive night attacks.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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