Gerhard Stüdemann

Gerhard Stüdemann

Gerhard "Stutz" Stüdemann
Nickname(s) Stutz
Born 19 June 1920
Rom
Died 6 December 1998(1998-12-06) (aged 78)
Trier
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit StG 77
SchlG 77
Commands held III./Schlachtgeschwader 77
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Gerhard "Stutz" Stüdemann (19 June 1920 – 6 December 1998) 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. Gerhard Stüdemann is credited with destroying 117 tanks in 996 missions.[Notes 1]

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 367.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 466.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 337.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch.  
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  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann.  
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939- 1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Franz Kieslich
Commander of III. Schlachtgeschwader 77
20 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None