Eduard Skrzipek

Eduard Skrzipek

Eduard Skrzipek
Six men all wearing military uniforms and decorations standing in row. The third man from the far right is shaking hands with another man.
Friedrich Lang, Erich Hartmann and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer receive the Oak Leaves with Swords, Horst Kaubisch, Eduard Skrzipek and Adolf Glunz the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross from Adolf Hitler
Born 26 June 1917
Beuthen, Upper Silesia
Died 25 February 1945(1945-02-25) (aged 27)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit KG 27
Commands held 14./KG 27

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Eduard Skrzipek (26 June 1917 – 25 February 1945) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Skrzipek was killed in a flying accident in Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 on 25 February 1945.

Awards and decorations



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 330.
  2. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 195.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 447.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 708.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 402.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.


External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2