Reinhard Günzel (pilot)

Reinhard Günzel (pilot)

Reinhard Günzel
Born 2 February 1907
Died 5 December 1970(1970-12-05) (aged 63)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit Kampfgeschwader 27
Commands held II./KG 27

Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Reinhard Günzel (2 February 1907 – 5 December 1970) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot 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. During his career he was credited with 535 combat missions.



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 172.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Major Schlichting
Commander of II./Kampfgeschwader 27
August 1940 - January 1943
Succeeded by
Major Carl-August Petersen