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Arnold Lignitz
Born (1913-03-25)March 25, 1913
Died Missing in action since 30 September 1941
Place of birth Insterburg, East Prussia
Place of death Soviet Union
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1941
Rank Major
Unit JG 51
JG 54
Commands held III./JG 54
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arnold Lignitz (25 March 1913 – 30 September 1941)[Note 1] 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. During his career Arnold Lignitz was credited with 25 aerial victories.

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Notes[]

  1. Arnold Lignitz was shot down on 30 September 1941 and was supposedly captured by Soviet forces and died in captivity.

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 238.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberleutnant Günther Scholz
Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 54
4 November 1940 - 30 September 1941
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Reinhard Seiler


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