PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Fischer, Siegfried
Date of birth: November 27th, 1918 (Pommerndorf-Hohenelbe/Sudetenland, Czechoslowakia)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Siegfried Fischer saw action in Sicily from February 1941 with the 6. / Stukageschwader 1. He flew his first mission on 15th April 1941 from Trapani against British warships near Malta. From June 1941 he was transfeerd to Russia, flying in the 6.Staffel. He was shot down in a dogfight on 8th August 1941 near Veliki Luki about 5km behind enemy lines, managed to bale out and to reach German lines, despite serious wounds. Another time he was downed 30km behind enemy lines, but managed to return together with his radio operator, Anton Kraus, four days later. From July 1943 to April 1944 he was in the 5.Staffel, from May 1944 to February 1945 in the 8. / Schlagtgeschwader 1, and from March to April 1945 in the 9. / Schlagtgeschwader 1. He was shot down by Flak on 17th April 1945, bailed out, and was – seriously wounded – brought to a hospital, remaining as Soviet POW from 21st April 1945 to 18th September 1946.

He flew a total of 713 missions, including 123 with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 and was shot down twelve times, had fifteen aerial victories, 80 tanks destroyed and participated in the sinking of a submarine near Malta.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: Flugzeugführer
Awarded on: September 13th, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on: October 17th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer 8. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on: February 28th, 1945
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- 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
- Obermaier E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Stuka- und Schlachtflieger 1939-1945, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz
- 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
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