Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

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Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by HILL60 » 08 Aug 2009 01:05

Request for any information on Major Fritz Schröter. He served with 4./JG2, III./SKG10, I./SG10, SG5, SG4. Some sources say he had 50 victories others as low as 11. Anything would help!

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by Ju88G1 » 08 Aug 2009 07:57

'Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939-1945 by Ernst Obermaier'

Fritz Schröter, Major
*20.7.1916 Breslau/Schlesien
RK 24.9.1942 als Oberleutnant, DK 7.9.1942

Er war seit Märtz 1941 bei der III./JG 2 am Kanal im Einsatz und kam im November zur 10.(Jabo)/JG 2, deren Staffelkapitän er am 17.7.1942 wurde. Das Ritterkreuz erhielt er für seine Leistungen als Jagdbomber gengen Schiffs- und Hafenziele vor der englischen Küste und beim Laundungsversuch bei Dieppe. Bis dahin hatte er 7 Luftsiege erzielt und 1 Vorpostenboot, 1 U-Boot-Begleitschiff und 24.000 BRT Handelsschiffsraum versenkt und zahlreiche weitere Schiffe beschädigt.
Am 1.1.1943 wurde er Kommandeur III./SKG 10 (frühere III./ZG 2) im Mittelmeerraum. Im September 1943 wurde er in den Stab General der Schlachtflieger versetzt, führte ab Juni 1944 die I./SG 5 an der Ostfront und in Finnland, kam im Oktober 1944 zum Stab SG 10 in Ungarn und war ab 4.1.1945 bis Kriegsende Kommandeur der I./SG 4 in Schlesien und Böhmen.
Über 400 Feindflüge.
11 Luftsiege im Westen

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by chris44 » 08 Aug 2009 08:17

Fritz Schröter passsed away
14.December 2007

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by HILL60 » 09 Aug 2009 07:34

Thanks Chris and Ju88 for your help, does anbody have any idea what submarine he attacked/sunk?

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 19 Sep 2021 13:18

does anyone know where he died?

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by joerg » 19 Sep 2021 18:01

He died in Scheidegg-Lindenau, Bavaria

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 19 Sep 2021 20:26

Thank you so much....I writing a book about the Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots who won the Knight's Cross

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by Andrew Arthy » 20 Sep 2021 01:32

Hi,

We published a biography of Fritz Schröter, available here: https://airwarpublications.com/product/ ... -schroter/. We have also written about several other Ritterkreuz fighter pilots: https://airwarpublications.com/earticles/biographies/

Cheers,
Andrew A.

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Re: Major Fritz Schröter Luftwaffe

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 20 Sep 2021 17:14

Thank you, I will have a look

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