Erwin Fischer

Erwin Fischer

Erwin Fischer
Born 14 August 1912
Dresden
Died 10 December 1996(1996-12-10) (aged 84)
Hamburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major
Unit Aufklärungsgruppe 121
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Erwin Fischer (14 August 1912 – 10 December 1996) was a highly decorated Major 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. Erwin Fischer was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in August 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 166.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 114.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 151.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Luftwaffe 39-45