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Hans-Georg Schierholz

German soldier and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Lage
Date of death Feb 12, 1996 Lippstadt
The details

Hans-Georg Schierholz (16 August 1921 – 12 February 1996) was a radio/radar operator and Oberfeldwebel in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
As a Bordfunker (radio/radar operator) in the night fighter force he flew on 212 combat missions, supported in 57 aerial victories, and bailed out four times. He served in the crews of Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Frank and Major Werner Husemann, the Gruppenkommandeur (group commander) of I. Gruppe (1st Group) of Nachtjagdgeschwader 3 (NJG 3—3rd Night Fighter Wing).

Awards and decorations

  • Fliegerschützenabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold
    • in Bronze (13 August 1941)
    • in Silver (6 July 1942)
    • in Gold (28 August 1943)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (4 July 1941)
    • 1st Class (1 May 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold on 20 March 1944 as Unteroffizier in the 6./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe on 17 April 1944 as Unteroffizier and radio operator
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 October 1944 as Oberfeldwebel and Bordfunker (radio/wireless operator) in the I./Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2007, p. 405.
  • Patzwall 2008, p. 179.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 661.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 377.

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