Awarded Knights Cross: 06.04.1944
as: Feldwebel Flugzeugführer 3./SchlachtG 2 "Immelmann"
Heinrich Meyering was born on November 30, 1919 in the town of Leer in Ostfriesland (Germany). As soon as he joined the Luftwaffe on 31 July 1940, Meyering underwent nearly a year-to treinamen basic to finally receive commands from its first Junkers Ju 87 Stuka , on May 30, 1941.
After leaving Luftkriegsschulle of Bad Aibling, he also honed his flight tactics in gyms Landsberg (Lech), Wertheim (Main) and Graz. Only after exhaustive workouts that Meyering was assigned to work with the 3./St.G 2 "Immelmann" (2nd Staffel of Stukageschwader 2 "Immelmann"), with which took off pa-ra his first mission on June 28, 1942 in the town of Okhotchevska (Russia).
The Eastern Front brought new experiences for the young driver, turning it in a very short time, one of the most experienced and skilled pilots of his squadron.
As the war progressed, Meyering fought increasingly attacking tanks, bridges, trains, artillery, transport vehicles, troops and occupied buildings.
Alongside its number of daily quests also became surprising, as happened in the Battle of Stalingrad : the 1942 Christmas, he flew nine missions, the next day ten eight on December 27 eight more on the 28th.
Meyering is greeted by General Dessloch shortly after receiving the Knight's Cross.
With increasing Soviet resistance from 1942, the routine of pilots Stuka became intense, co-mo desperate way to contain the troops of Stalin. This picture reflected in Meyering career: his 400th assault occurred in 12/27/1942, the 500th in 03.16.1943 and the 800th on 28 October of the same year. When he completed the 895th combat mission on April 6, 1944, the then Feldwebel Heinrich Meyering received his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross .
Days after being awarded the Ritterkreuz , Meyering completed his 900ª mission on April 24, 1944, when he attacked positions soviéti-cas in the city of Husi (Romania).
With the capture of that city by the German forces, the 3./SG 2 cons truiu airport, from which then Leutnant Heinrich Meyering flew his last two missions that front on June 8, 1944.
Shortly after he went on to lead the training squadron SG 103, based on Fassberg (Germany). It was in this position in which he surrendered to Allied troops at the end of hostilities in May 8, 1945.
Until then, the Leutnant Heinrich Meyering had flown 972 combat missions, and 950 next to his rear gunner, Willibald Zipfel (also winner of the Knight's Cross). When Knight received their crosses they became the only tripulaão non-commissioned officers of the Stukas force to receive this honor.
After his libertaão in 1946, Meyering not joined Bundsluftwaffe, preferring to work in the private sector. Heinrich Meyering died of natural causes on July 13, 2003 in Germany, the 83-year-old.
Signed postwar 4” x 6” photo faint remains of ink from an address on face. At some point in its travels another photo with a stamped address on the reverse was placed on this photo and seeped onto it, very faint but price reflects this
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