Heinrich Schweickhardt

Heinrich Schweickhardt

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Heinrich Schweickhardt
Born (1914-02-17)17 February 1914
Heidelberg, Germany
Died 9 January 1943(1943-01-09) (aged 28)
Missing in action over the Mediterranean Sea
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–43
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Unit Kampfgeschwader 76
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Schweickhardt (17 February 1914 – 9 January 1943) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. On 9 January 1943, Heinrich Schweickhardt failed to return from a mission and was listed as missing in action over the Mediterranean Sea. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 321.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 56.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht