Werner Haugk

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Werner Haugk
Born 29 April 1912
Gelsenkirchen
Died 18 October 1944(1944-10-18) (aged 32)
Aalborg, Denmark
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–44
Rank Leutnant (Posthumously)
Unit StG 77
ZG 76
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Helmut Haugk (brother)

Rudolf Werner Haugk (29 April 1912 – 18 October 1944) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Werner Haugk was killed on 18 October 1944 near Aalborg, Denmark, after the BF 109 trainer that he was flying was shot down by British fighters. He was credited with 9 aerial victories in World War II.

His brother Helmut Haugk was also a Knight's Cross recipient and fighter ace, who was credited with 18 aerial victories. Helmut survived the war and died on 28 January 1992.

Awards

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab./Zerstörergeschwader 76.[3]

References

Citations

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 169.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 216.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 370.

Bibliography

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  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 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>
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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