Emil Badorrek

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Emil Badorrek
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Born (1910-05-06)6 May 1910
Opaleniec
Died 26 December 1944(1944-12-26) (aged 34)
over Kraków, Poland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Major
Unit Aufklärungsgruppe 11
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Emil Badorrek (6 May 1910 – 26 December 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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. Emil Badorrek was shot down on 26 December 1944 over Kraków, Poland.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/11.[4]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 14.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 21.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 198.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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