Petersen, Edgar

Date of birth:
April 26th, 1904 (Strasbourg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 10th, 1986 (Andechs, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
I./Kampfgeschwader 40
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1940
Action:
A group of a bomber wing under the command of Major Petersen, who particularly distinguished themselves earlier in the Norwegian campaign, in recent weeks on long sorties carried out in all weathers conditions, which often went far into the Atlantic, has sunk about 90 000 brt merchant shipping and severely damaged over 40 000 brt often in low-level attacks on heavily guarded convoys.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1941
Action:
A group of a bomber wing under the leadership of Major Petersen and later by Captain Fliegel destroyed since mid-April 1940, in restless and daring attacks against British supply shipping near England reaching far into the Atlantic, a total of 109 merchantships totalling 636 000 brt and severly damaged another 63 ships with bomb hits.
Wehrmachtbericht

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