Georg Jakob

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Georg Jakob
Born 27 March 1915
Fürth
Died 1 September 1991(1991-09-01) (aged 76)
Meerbusch
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934–35)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit StG 77
SG 10
Commands held III./StG 77
SG 10
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Georg Jakob (27 March 1915 – 1 September 1991) 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. Georg Jakob was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was released in June 1945. During his career he flew 1091 missions.[Notes 1]

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. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 206.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

Bibliography

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  • 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>
  • 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>
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Helmuth Bode
Commander of III. Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
26 August 1942 – 1 December 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Franz Kieslich
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Ewald Janssen
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 10
30 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None