Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels

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Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels
Born 1 April 1907
Torgau
Died 9 July 1940(1940-07-09) (aged 33)
over the English Channel
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1933–40
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Commands held I./StG 77
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels[a] (1 April 1907 – 9 July 1940) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Upon the opening stages of the Battle of Britain—known as the "Kanalkampf"—Friedrich-Karl Freiherr von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels was shotdown by Royal Air Force fighters on 9 July 1940, both he and his radio operator were killed. He was posthumously promoted to Major and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 July 1940.

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.

Bibliography

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  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Gruppenkommandeur of I. Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
1 May 1939 – 9 July 1940
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Meisel