Günther Bleckmann

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Günther Bleckmann
Born 30 November 1914
Bochum
Died 4 June 1944(1944-06-04) (aged 29)
Stănița, Romania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?-1944
Rank Major of the Reserves (Posthumously)
Unit SG 1
SG 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Bleckmann (30 November 1914 – 4 June 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. Günther Bleckmann was killed on 4 June 1944 over Stăniţa, Romania. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 June 1944 and was later promoted to Major der Reserve. During his career he was credited with 33 victories, all of them over the Eastern Front.

Awards

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as Hauptmann (war officer) and Staffelkapitän of the 6./Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[3]

References

Citations

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 45.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 134.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 225.

Bibliography

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  • 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>
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  • 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)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>

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