Vogts, Herbert

Date of birth:
May 30th, 1913 (Nordenham, Germany)
Date of death:
April 22nd, 1943 (MIA: Setschinskaja, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Dukhovshchina
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Single (not married). Herbert Vogts is registered in Doechovsjtsjina in a remembrance book (Gedenkbuch).

Military history (based on information from the family):
- last rank: Leutnant (awarded at aprox. 01.June 1941)
- as on-board-rifle-man (Bordschütze) as well as on-board-radio-operator (Bordfunker) in the team of Ritterkreuzträger Hauptmann Schirrmener he participated on missions above Poland, Norway, France, Great Britain as well as all fronts (Fronten) at East up to 01. Jun 1941.
- when awarded as Leutnant he became the command of an long range reconnaissance airplane (Fernaufklärer)

Most likely to be a member of the unit 4. Fern-Aufklärer-Gruppe 11 (4.F.Aufkl.Gr.11), with a Junkers JU88 D, as part of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe (Ob.d.L.).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
3.(Fern) Staffel, Aufklärungsgruppe O.b.d.L., Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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