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Schack, Günther

Date of birth:
November 12th, 1917 (Bartenstein/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 14th, 2003
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 780 sorties, during which he shot down 174 aircraft (all in the East).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Unit:
III./J.G. 51
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
7. / Jagdgeschwader 51, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
III. / Jagdgeschwader 51, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. / Jagdgeschwader 51, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1943
Awarded after 116 aerial victories.
Staffelkapitän
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
9. / Jagdgeschwader 51, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Awarded after 133 aerial victories.
460th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Aircraftman class 2)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1940
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
III./J.G. 51
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold

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