Fischer, Siegfried

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Fischer, Siegfried, born 27-11-1918, Pommerndorf, Sudetenland, succeeded for his Pilot Training in 1940 and came to Hermann Goering’s  (did you know) Stuka Group in Graz, Austria. Shortly after he served in the Supply Staff of Stuka Geschwader 1  under Oberstleutnant Walter Hagen   Hagen died age 68, on 24-11-1963 in Kiel. The first combat flight was 15-04-1941 with 6./Stuka Geschwader 1 against the island of Malta, where he participated in the sinking of a British submarine. In 713 flights he was shot down 13 times and he had 25 forced landings and was credited with the destruction of 80 tanks, and 15 aerial victories. He landed two times behind any borders and was wounded two times also. On 17-10-1943 he was awarded with the German Cross in Gold and on 28-02-1945 as a Oberfeldwebel he received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.  On 17-04-1945 near Frankfurt, on his 713th combat mission; anti-aircraft guns shot Fischer down and he was severely wounded,  Fischer was captured by Soviet troops in April 1945 and was held captive until September 1946. After his release he was handicapped after a serious war injury , but still was the victor of the Golden Ski, in Berchtesgaden in 1951 , a slalom combination.

Death and burial ground of Fischer, Siegfried.

   He lived in Rheinbach as a forester and died at the age of 79, on 26-03-1998. Siegfried Fischer is buried with his wife Gertrud, born Schreter, who died age 70 in 1991, on the small village cemetery of Rheinbach. On his gravestone the proud word, Sudetenland.
 

 

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