Gerhard Koall

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Gerhard "Knall" Koall
Nickname(s) "Knall"
Born 7 June 1912
Königsberg, East Prussia
Died 27 April 1945(1945-04-27) (aged 32)
Anklam
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?-1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 54
EJG 1
JG 101
JG 3
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard "Knall" Koall (7 June 1912 – 27 April 1945) 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. Gerhard Koall was killed on 27 April 1945 after being hit by Soviet anti-aircraft fire near Anklam. During his career he was credited with 37 victories, 35 on the Eastern Front and 2 during the Invasion of Yugoslavia.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 216.

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>
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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>
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  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Siegfried Schnell
Acting Commander of IV. Jagdgeschwader 54
February 1944 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Major Wolfgang Späte
Preceded by
Major Otto Bertram
Commander of I. Jagdgeschwader 101
1 May 1944 – 15 January 1945
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Ferdinand Vögl
Preceded by
Oberleutnant Oskar Romm
Commander of IV. Jagdgeschwader 3
25 April 1945 – 27 April 1945
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Günther Schack