Otto Dommeratzky
Leutnant
 
Otto Dommeratzky
 
    Otto Dommeratzky was born on 3 May 1916 at Löderburg near Staßfurt in Sachsen-Anhalt. Dommeratzsky probably flew his first combat missions over Poland and in the French campaign with II.(S)/LG 2. He later operated over the Balkans and participated in the invasion of Russia. In January 1942, II.(S)/LG 2 was redesignated Sch.G 1. During 1942 and 1943, Dommeratzky operated with 8./Sch.G 1. He flew over the central and southern sectors of the Eastern front and was particularly successful in the anti-tank role as well as against Russian fighters and ground attack aircraft. Dommeratzky was awarded the Ehrenpokal on 21 September 1942 and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 3 October. On 5 January 1943, Oberfeldwebel Dommeratzky was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 20 victories in 425 missions. In spring 1944, Dommeratzky was serving with 6./SG 2 operating in the fighter escort role to “Panzerjägers” (Ju 87G) operating in the anti-tank role. By Summer 1944, he was serving as an instructor with 6./SG 151 based at  Proßnitz. On 13 October 1944, Dommeratzky was shot down and killed in aerial combat with USAAF fighters over Slawital, four kilometres west of Mährisch Weißkirchen. Dommeratzky had taken off in an unarmed aircraft with a member of his groundcrew in the fuselage on a transfer flight to the Eastern front. He encountered USAAF fighters and was badly shot up. Although he could have used his parachute, Dommeratzky  wanted to save the life of his mechanic. He attempted a forced landing but both were killed in the subsequent crash of Fw 190 F-3 (W.Nr. 670 324) "Yellow 4". Leutnant Dommeratzky was posthumously awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 665) on 25 November 1944.
    Otto Dommeratzky was credited with 38 victories in about 600 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
?
13.7.1943
14:00
LaGG-3 6./Schl.G 1 62 88: at 600m
?
3.8.1943
15:25
Il-5 6./Schl.G 1 NW Belgorod at 800m
?
29.11.1943
12:08
Il-5 6./SG 2 39 36: at 500m
?
29.11.1943
12:15
Il-5 6./SG 2 39 37: at 300m
?
10.12.1943
10:35
Il-5 6./SG 2 29 61: at 3.500m
?
22.8.1944
6:58
Il-2 6./SG 2 97 583: at 100m
?
19.9.1944
15:55
Boston III 6./SG 2 37 412: at 2.000m
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22.9.1944
12:05
Il-2 6./SG 2 37 481: at 1.000m
?
22.9.1944
14:30
Il-2 6./SG 2 37 467: at 1.000m
?
22.9.1944
-
Il-2 6./SG 2 37 333: at 1.500m
 
Victories : 38
Awards : Ehrenpokal (21 September 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (3 October 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (5 January 1943)
                Eichenlaub (25 November 1944)
Units : LG 2, Sch.G 1, SG 2, SG 151
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