Herbert Huppertz

Herbert Huppertz

Herbert Huppertz
Born 3 June 1919
Died 8 June 1944(1944-06-08) (aged 25)
Caen, France
Buried at La Cambe German war cemetery
Block 48—Row 9—Grave 360 A
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–1944
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Unit JG 51
JG 5
JG 2

World War II

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

Herbert Huppertz (3 June 1919 – 8 June 1944) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. 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. Herbert Huppertz claimed 68 victories including 32 over the Eastern Front. He was shot down on 8 June 1944. Huppertz was posthumously promoted to Major and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 24 June 1944.



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 315.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 203.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 197.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe