Wilfried Herling

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Wilfried Herling
Born (1920-06-07)7 June 1920
Dortmund-Hörde
Died 28 November 1943(1943-11-28) (aged 23)
airfield near Apostolove
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Hauptmann (posthumous)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilfried Herling was killed on 28 November 1943, when straffed on take-off by 15 IAP Yak 1s led by Kpt Leontiy.[1][Note 1] Herling died 28 November 1943 near the Bolsh-Kostromka-Nord airfield, when the returning unit was jumped by enemy fighters, and the Ju 87 of RK Holder Lt Hans Krumminga was hit by German flak and rammed Herling's aircraft. Both aircraft crashed and burned, killing both crews. He flew 700 combat missions, destroying 26 tanks, 10 AA guns, 21 Field guns, 6 supply and 2 armored trains plus additional shipping damage.

Awards

Notes

  1. IAP—Istrebitelny Aviatsionny Polk (Fighter Aviation Regiment—Истребительный Авиационный Полк)

References

Citations

  1. Bergstrom 2008, p. 30.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 180.

Bibliography

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