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Günther Sempert
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Born (1918-10-20)20 October 1918
Died 16 March 2009(2009-03-16) (age 10)
Place of birth Wechselburg
Place of death Vire, France
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Major
Unit Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 7
Commands held Fallschirm-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Sempert (20 May 1918 – 16 March 2009) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjäger 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.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 287.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 442.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 323.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Schiffer Military. ISBN 0-88740-749-8.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. 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.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-1461-6.
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