Heinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert
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Heinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert
 
    Heinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert was born on 29 April 1915 at Ziegelheim near Altenburg in Thüringen. Ahnert participated in the Polish and French campaigns as a Reconnaisance pilot. In spring 1941, he transferred to the Jagdwaffe and 3./JG 52 based in Holland. By September 1941, he had four victories to his credit. Relocated to the Eastern front with 3./JG 52, Ahnert was particularly successful during the German summer offensive of May 1942. In May and June, he claimed 30 victories. He recorded his 50th victory on 9 July 1942. On 23 August 1942, Ahnert engaged Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bombers in combat over Koptewo. His Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 13508) “Yellow 9” was hit by return fire from the bomber’s gunners and he crashed to his death. Oberfeldwebel Ahnert was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 23 August.
    Heinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert was credited with 57 victories. He recorded 53 victories over the Eastern front.

Victories : 57
Awards : Ehrenpokal (23 February 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 July 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (23 August 1942)
Units : JG 52

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