Sauer, Hans

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1912 (Wiesbaden/Hesse, German Empire)
Date of death:
October 21st, 1941 (Libya)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

MIA ditched 70 km N of Benghazi, reported engine trouble with his Ju-88 A-5.
Declared dead the 17.12.1957

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Unit:
Fliegerschule Böblingen, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
1935
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his distinguished record as a bomber pilot during the first couple years of the war. He and his crew were especially adept at destroying enemy shipping in the Mediterranean. They sunk an 8000 GRT freighter and a destroyer, and damaged 2 heavy cruisers and 2 destroyers.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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