Hubert Pölz

Hubert Pölz

Hubert Pölz
Born (1917-01-24)24 January 1917
Austria
Died 7 January 1994(1994-01-07) (aged 76)
Spain
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938 - 1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit StG 2 and Schlachtgeschwader 151
Commands held 6./StG 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Hauptmann Hubert Pölz (born 1 January 1917 – missing 7 January 1994 in Spain; declared dead in 2002) was a German World War II Luftwaffe Stuka ace and flew over 1,000 missions during the war.

Luftwaffe career

Hubert Pölz joined the Luftwaffe in 1938. He served on most of the German theatres of operations, taking part in the Polish Campaign, French Campaign, Battle of Britain, Siege of Malta and North African Campaign. On 24 June 1941 he sank HMS Auckland off Tobruk. In May 1942 he took command of 6 Staffel. During the later stage of the campaign in Tunisia in 1943 he was shot down and spent four months in hospital. Returning to combat operations he took part in the fighting on the Eastern Front. He later flew the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 as the Geschwader converted to the type. By the end of the war he was commanding I./Schlachtgeschwader 151. He surrendered with his unit to British forces, in Denmark, on 8 May 1945. Hubert Pölz went missing while swimming in Spain on 7 January 1994, he was never found. He was declared dead in 2002.

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References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 162.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.
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