10 February 1917
6 September 1946
Wertheim am Main
|Years of service||1937–45|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Karl Schrepfer (10 February 1917 – 6 September 1946) 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. During his career he flew 800+ missions.[Notes 1]
- Awards and decorations 1
- Notes 2
- References 3
- Notes 4
- External links 5
Awards and decorations
- Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold with Pennant "800"
- Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (7 October 1941)
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- German Cross in Gold (10 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 316.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
- Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
- Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch.
- 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.
- 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.
- For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Luftwaffe 1939-1945 History
Hauptmann Friedrich Lang
Commander of III. Schlachtgeschwader 1
1 May 1944 – 8 May 1945