Walter Grasemann

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Walter Grasemann
Born (1917-07-03)3 July 1917
Hamburg
Died 26 November 2007(2007-11-26) (aged 90)
Fürstenfeldbruck, Bavaria
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service –1945
1956–71
Rank
Unit KG 27
Commands held 9./KG 27
Aufklärungsgeschwader 51
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Grasemann (3 July 1917 – 26 November 2007) was a bomber pilot in the German Luftwaffe during World War II and commander of the fighter-bomber wing Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 of the German Air Force. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Grasemann was asked to testify in the aftermaths of the 1961 F-84 Thunderstreak incident.[1]

Awards

References

Citations

  1. "Der Fall Barth Die Geschichte der "Bier-Order 61"". Der Spiegel (in German). 12. 1963. Retrieved 27 December 2013. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 145.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 201.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 345.

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>
  • 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>

External links

  • "World War 2 Awards.com". Walter Grasemann. Retrieved 12 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of Aufklärungsgeschwader 51
1 May 1958 – 4 December 1962
Succeeded by
Oberst Bruno Loosen