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Erwin Fischer
Born (1912-08-14)August 14, 1912
Died 10 December 1996(1996-12-10) (aged 84)
Place of birth Dresden
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Major
Unit Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 121
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erwin Fischer (14 August 1912 – 10 December 1996) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erwin Fischer was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in August 1945.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 166.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 114.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 151.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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