Gerhard Stamp

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Gerhard Stamp
Born (1920-06-03)3 June 1920
Bamberg, Germany
Died 21 May 1998(1998-05-21) (aged 77)
Nassau, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938–45
1956–78
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst i.G
Unit LG 1, JG 300
Commands held Sonderkommando Stamp
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Stamp (3 June 1920 – 21 May 1998) 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. Gerhard Stamp joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1978 as an Oberst i.G.

During World War II Stamp was credited with the destruction of 35,000 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied merchant shipping, the British destroyer HMS Defender sunk on 11 July 1941, plus numerous aircraft, tanks and vehicles on the ground. He is further credited with damaging 45,000 GRT of shipping. As a fighter pilot he claimed four aerial victories, three at night and one four-engine bomber during the day.[1]

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Schumann 2007, p. 179.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Schumann 2007, p. 181.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 454.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 330.

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>
  • Kaiser, Jochen (2011). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 2 (in German and English). Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-09-8.
  • 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>
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Sonderkommando Stamp
November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberleutnant Kurt Welter