Edmund Wagner

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Edmund Wagner
Born 5 December 1914
Neuhäusel
Died 13 November 1941(1941-11-13) (aged 26)
Pawmutowka, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1941
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit JG 51
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Edmund Wagner (5 December 1914 – 13 November 1941) 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. Edmund Wagner was killed on 13 November 1941 near Pawmutowka, Russia after being hit by Soviet flak. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 17 November 1941. During his career he was credited with 56 Aerial victories, 55 on the Eastern Front and 1 on the Western Front.

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Citations

  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 219.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 434.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 764.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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>
  • Nietrug, Gerd (2004). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Saarlandes 1939 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-93-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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