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Gerhard Stamp
Born (1920-06-03)3 June 1920
Died 21 May 1998(1998-05-21) (aged 77)
Place of birth Bamberg, Germany
Place of death Nassau, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938 – 1945
1956 – 1978
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst i.G
Unit LG 1, JG 300
Commands held Sonderkommando Stamp
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Stamp (3 June 1920 – 21 May 1998) was a highly decorated major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and 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. Gerhard Stamp joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1978 as an Oberst i.G.

During World War II Stamp was credited with the destruction of 35,000 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied merchant shipping, the British destroyer Defender sunk on 11 July 1941, plus numerous aircraft, tanks and vehicles on the ground. He is further credited with damaging 45,000 GRT of shipping. As a fighter pilot he claimed four aerial victories, three at night and one four-engine bomber during the day.[1]

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Citations
  1. Schumann 2007, p. 179.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Schumann 2007, p. 181.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 454.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 330.
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. 
  • Kaiser, Jochen (2011). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 2 (in German and English). Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-09-8.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9.

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Preceded by
None
Commander of Sonderkommando Stamp
November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberleutnant Kurt Welter


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