SCHNAUFER, Heinz-Wolfgang  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Schnaufer, Heinz-Wolfgang
Date of birth: February 16th, 1922 (Calw/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:  July 15th, 1950 (Bordeaux, France)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer achieved 121 night victories in 164 operational sorties.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: June 2nd, 1942
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: October 19th, 1942
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Awarded on: July 26th, 1943
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: II. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: August 16th, 1943
Details: Award 37/329.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Staffelführer 12. / Nachtjagergeschwader 1
Awarded on: December 31st, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Kommandeur IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: June 24th, 1944
Details: 507th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB UND SCHWERTERN
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Kommandeur IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: July 30th, 1944
Details: 84th Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: October 10th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ, EICHENLAUB, SCHWERTERN UND BRILLANTEN
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Kommandeur IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: October 16th, 1944
Details: 21st Award.
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FUR NACHT-JAGER
Details: In gold
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
 
     
GEMEINSAMES FLUGZEUGFUHRER-BEOBACHTER ABZEICHEN MIT BRILLIANTEN
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer, The Netherlands / Willi Schumacher Collection (Color photo) / Beyerlein sammlung (grave photo)
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Pilotenbunker.de
- Feldgrau.com
   
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