Ernst-Siegfried Steen

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Ernst-Siegfried Steen
Born 25 September 1912
Kiel
Died 23 September 1941(1941-09-23) (aged 28)
Kronstadt, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1941
Rank Hauptmann
Commands held III./StG 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst-Siegfried Steen (25 September 1912 – 23 September 1941) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also 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. Ernst-Siegfried Steen was killed on 23 September 1941 after being hit by anti-aircraft fire from the cruiser Kirov in Kronstadt harbour. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 October 1941.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 331.

Bibliography

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  • 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Heinrich Brücker
Gruppenkommandeur of III./StG 2
7 August 1941 – 23 September 1941
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Gustav Preßler