Heinrich Höfer

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Heinrich Höfer
Born 14 July 1911
Bad Oeynhausen
Died 2 January 1996(1996-01-02) (aged 84)
Bad Oeynhausen
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1929–35)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1929–45
Rank Major
Commands held II./Kampfgeschwader 55
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Heinrich Höfer (14 July 1911 – 2 January 1996) was a highly decorated Major 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.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Thomas on 12 September 1939.[2]
  2. According to Thomas on 23 June 1940.[2]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kaiser 2010, p. 42.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thomas 1997, p. 288.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 190.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.

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 (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 1 (in German and English). Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-07-4. 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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