Heinrich Höfer

Heinrich Höfer

Heinrich Höfer
Born 14 July 1911
Bad Oeynhausen
Died 2 January 1996(1996-01-02) (aged 84)
Bad Oeynhausen
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1929–35)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1929–45
Rank Major
Commands held II./Kampfgeschwader 55
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Karl Heinrich Höfer (14 July 1911 – 2 January 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.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ According to Thomas on 12 September 1939.[2]
  2. ^ According to Thomas on 23 June 1940.[2]

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Kaiser 2010, p. 42.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 288.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com