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Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart
Born (1914-05-03)May 3, 1914
Died 8 June 1944 (1944-06-09) (aged 30)
Place of birth Sarreguemines, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire
Place of death Le Cambaux, France
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1944
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 54
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart (3 May 1914 – 8 June 1944) a former German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was credited with 69 victories.

Zweigart was shot down flying Focke Wulf Fw-190 A-8 (Werknummer 170 736—factory number) in aerial combat near Le Cambaux, France on 8 June 1944. He bailed out but was shot and killed while hanging in his parachute.[1]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Obermaier 1989, p. 228.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 534.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 459.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.

External links[]

"Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart". Aces of the Luftwaffe. http://www.luftwaffe.cz/zweigart.html. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 

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