Friday, April 30, 2010

Enemy Elite Friday: Hajo Herrmann (Prussia)

"Awarded for his achievements as a bomber pilot.  He particularly distinguished himself during the following operations…
- Attacks against Polish troop concentrations in the Kutno pocket.
- The attack against the Fortress Dröbak.
- Reconnaissance and anti-submarine sorties in the Skagerrak-Kattegat area.
- Raids against British landing positions at Namsos and Andalsnes.
- Attacks against the Dutch airfields at Amsterdam-Schiphol and Bergen op Zoom.
- Mining operations against the mouth of the Thames."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on
October 13, 1940.
"Awarded for the following achievements…
- Scoring a direct hit on the ammunition freighter Clan Fraser in the harbor of Malta .  The resulting explosion destroyed a total of 11 ships with 41942 GRT.
- Developing the Wilde Sau single-engined night-fighter tactics.
- Achieving 6 aerial victories of his own."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on August 2, 1943.

"Awarded for achieving a grand total of 9 aerial victories against four-engined bombers as well as his development of innovative fighter tactics."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on January 23, 1944.

A lethal enemy elite!

Painting of his bombing of the Port of Piraeus

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