Hans Kolbow

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Hans Kolbow
Born 8 January 1914
Hamburg
Died 17 July 1941(1941-07-17) (aged 27)
Stara Bychow, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?-1941
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Condor Legion
JG 20
JG 51
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Kolbow (8 January 1914 – 17 July 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. On 17 July 1941 Hans Kolbow was hit by Soviet flak near Stara Bychow. He managed to bail out, but was to low for his parachute and plunged to his death. During his career he was credited with 27 victories, 14 on the Eastern Front and 13 on the Western Front. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 27 July 1941.

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Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.

Bibliography

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