Meyer, Hermann (WL-Jagdgeschwader 26)

Date of birth:
March 16th, 1915 (Immer/Oldenburg, germany)
Date of death:
March 13th, 1943
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Champigny-St.-André
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hermann Meyer was aknowledged with shooting down four enemy plains as fighter pilot with Jagdgeschwader 26:
01: 19th August 1942 - Spitfire near Dieppe.
02: 16th September 1942 - Spitfire near Ault.
03: 18th January 1943 - Mustang near Rue.
04: 17th February 1943 - Spitfire near St. Omer.
On 13th March 1943, Oberfeldwebel Hermann Meyer was killed in a fight with a Spitfire. On this day he flew wit a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4 Werknummer 5615 Weiße 12.
His grave can be found in France, Champigny-St. André, Block 10, Grab 1192.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter
Unit:
3 Staffel / I. / Jagdgeschwader 53 "Wiesbaden"
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
February 6th, 1940
Details:
No. 5888.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
4. / Jagdgeschwader 26
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Felwebel
Unit:
4 Staffel / II. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Felwebel
Unit:
4. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1943
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Felwebel
Unit:
4. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

Sources

  • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
  • Photo: H.-P. Rackete
  • - Award certificates and documents via H.-P. Rackete