Johann Schalanda

Johann Schalanda

Johann Schalanda
Born 7 February 1921
Vienna
Died 26 March 1945(1945-03-26) (aged 24)
Küstrin
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit StG 1
SG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Johann Schalanda (7 February 1921 – 26 March 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. Johann Schalanda was killed on 26 March 1945 by Soviet anti-aircraft fire over Küstrin. Johann Schalanda was credited with flying 933 missions during the war.[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. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 304.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
Bibliography
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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.  
  • 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.  

External links

  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht