PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Peterburs, Hans
Date of birth: October 9th, 1912 (Herne/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:  January 11th, 1944 (Salerno, Italy)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Han Peterburs was as crewmember of a bomber involved in the battle for Poland and was after that trained as Zerstörerflieger. In the sprin of 1940 he was incorporated in the 6. / Zerstörergeschwader 1, that was later to become the 9. / Zerstörergeschwader 76. Here he took part in the Battles for France and England, where he shot down five British aircraft. His Staffel went as 6. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 to the Eastfront where he flew with Hauptmann Kaldrack and Hauptmann Tonne. He got wounded on 22nd June 1941. From 1st February 1943 he was placed with the Stab II. / Schlagtgeschwader 10 and trained for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, after which he was send to the front in Italy. On 11th January 1944 he was, as Flugzeugführer with II. / Schlagtgeschwader 4, involved in a air battle with Spitfires of No. 145 Squadron, Royal Air Force near Tommaso and was shot down and killed in his Fw 190 3160370, Yellow C.

Promotions:
1st October 1936: Gefreiter
1st November 1937: Obergefreiter
1st July 1938: Unteroffizier
1st September 1940: Feldwebel
1st February 1941: Oberfeldwebel
     
FLUGZEUGFÜHRERABZEICHEN
Rank: Gefreiter
Awarded on: August 25th, 1937
 
     
PILOT BADGE
Awarded on: May 28th, 1938
 
     
MILITARY MERIT MEDAL
Awarded on: May 28th, 1938
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: 9. / III. / Zerstörergeschwader 76 / Jafü 3
Awarded on: September 5th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 9. / III. / Zerstörergeschwader 76 / X.Fliegerkorps / Luftflotte 5
Awarded on: November 19th, 1940
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN SILBER
Awarded on: May 20th, 1941
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 6. / II. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 / Luftlotte 2
Awarded on: August 23rd, 1941
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 6. / II. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 / Luftlotte 2
Awarded on: December 23rd, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Awarded on: September 1st, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 6. / II. / Zerstörergeschwader 1 / VIII.Fliegerkorps
Awarded on: April 28th, 1942
Details: Date according to the Wehrpass, according to Patzwall the award date was 24th April 1942.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 6. / II. / Zerstörergeschwader 1 / VIII.Fliegerkorps
Awarded on: November 25th, 1942
Details: The Knighst Cross was awarded to him after 220 sorties and 18 air victories. Besides that he destroyed 26 planes and 19 armoured vihicles on the ground.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - H.-P. Rackete
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
- 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
- Award certificates, documents and Wehrpass via H.-P. Rackete
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