Wilhelm Dipberger

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Wilhelm Dipberger
File:Wilhelm Dipberger.jpg
Born 30 May 1918
Ziegelhausen, district of Heidelberg
Died 10 September 2005(2005-09-10) (aged 87)
Heidelberg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936 – 1945, 1956
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit LG 1, KG 6
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm "Willi" Dipberger (30 May 1918 – 10 September 2005) was a German Luftwaffe observer and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Dipberger was a member of the Hermann Hogeback bomber crew. Hogeback's crew earned the distinction of being the only crew to have all members awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross by the end of the war, and Dipberger was the last of his crew (aside from Hogeback himself) to be awarded after Oberfeldwebel Günter Glasner on 31 December 1943 and similarly ranked Willy Lehnert on 5 April 1944.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Schumann 2007, p. 62.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 86.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 162.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 274.

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>
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9.

External links

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