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Frank Neubert
Born (1915-09-28)28 September 1915
Died 13 December 2003(2003-12-13) (aged 88)
Place of birth Bad Herrenalb, Germany
Place of death Gütersloh, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936 – 1945
1958 – 1972
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Schlachtgeschwader 1
Schlachtgeschwader 101
Commands held II./SG 1
II./StG 1
II./101
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Frank Neubert (28 September 1915 – 13 December 2003) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He is believed to have been the first victor in aerial combat in World War II after shooting down Captain Mieczyslaw Medwecki's PZL P.11 in the early hours of 1 September 1939. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he was credited with participating in 350+ missions.

Awards and decorations[]

Notes[]

  1. According to Scherzer on 24 June 1941.[2]

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 322.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 565.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Paul-Friedrich Darjes
Gruppenkommandeur of II./SchlG 1
March 1942 – September 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Heinz Frank
Preceded by
Major Alfred Druschel
Gruppenkommandeur of II./StG 1
9 December 1942 – August 1943
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Ernst Ott
Preceded by
Major Hermann Langemann
Gruppenkommandeur of II./SG 101
11 October 1943 - 22 February 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown


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