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Fritz Aechtner
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Born 4 March 1916
Died 1 May 2007 (aged 91)
Place of birth Nuremberg
Place of death Nuremberg
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 5
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Carpenter

Fritz Aechtner (4 March 1916 – 1 May 2007) was a German Luftwaffe reconnaissance pilot 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.

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NotesEdit

  1. According to Scherzer as pilot and observer in the 1./Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 3.[2]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 188.
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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