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Alfred Teumer
Born (1918-02-11)11 February 1918
Died 4 October 1944(1944-10-04) (aged 26)
Place of birth Neustadt am Rübenberge
Place of death Hesepe near Osnabrück
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934 – 1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 54, Kdo Nowotny
Commands held 2./JG 54, 7./JG 54, 2./Kdo Nowotny
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alfred Teumer (11 February 1918 – 4 October 1944) was a German Luftwaffe flying ace during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is credited with 76 aerial victories claimed in over 300 combat missions.

Career[edit | edit source]

Alfred Teumer took command of 2. Staffel of Kommando Nowotny flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. He was killed in a flying accident on 4 October 1944 at Hesepe airfield. His Me 262 A-1a (Werknummer 170 044—factory number) had suffered engine failure.[1]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the III./Jagdgeschwader 54.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Morgan and Weal 1998, p. 24.
  2. Obermaier 1989, p. 215.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 472.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 420.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 740.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • "German Jet Aces of World War 2". Orsprey Publishing Limited. 1998. ISBN 1-85532-634-5. .
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939–1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

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