Heinz Cramer

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Heinz Cramer
Born 24 May 1911
Strasbourg
Died 5 September 2003(2003-09-05) (aged 92)
Hamburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
?–1966
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Commands held II. /LG 1
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Cramer (24 May 1911 – 5 September 2003) 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. Heinz Cramer was shotdown by British fighters in September 1940 and was held until 1947. He later joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1966 as a Brigadegeneral.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.

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>
  • 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
Major Kurt Dobratz
Gruppenkommandeur of II. /LG 1
6 August 1940 - 17 September 1940
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Arved Crüger