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Emil Berner
Born 4 December 1921
Died 13 June 2008(2008-06-13) (age 12)
Place of birth Stetten
Place of death Engen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank Unteroffizier der Reserve
Unit II./Flak-Regiment 43
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Emil Berner (4 December 1921 – 13 June 2008) was a highly decorated Unteroffizier der Reserve in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Emil Berner was captured by French troops in April 1945 and was released in May 1945.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 111.
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). 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.
  • Huß, Jürgen (2009). Ritterkreuzträger im Mannschaftsstand 1941 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-042-9. 
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