Stams, Otto

Date of birth:
April 5th, 1903 (Grätz (Posen), Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1976 (Munich, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur II./Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements in the early stages of the war, his total of 50 missions flown, as well as the impressive achievements of his Gruppe in the first days of Barbarossa. They included the following...

- Destroying 200+ enemy aircraft on the ground.
- Effective attacks against Fortress Libau.
- The sinking of several transport ships.
- The destruction of important bridges.
- The effective bombing of trains and railway stations (Stams personally destroyed two trains on 27.06.1941).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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