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Hartmut Schairer
Born (1916-09-16)September 16, 1916
Died 19 July 1942(1942-07-19) (aged 25)
Place of birth Nagold
Place of death Staraya Russa
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine (1936)
Luftwaffe (1936-1942)
Years of service 1936–1942
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hartmut Schairer (16 September 1916 – 19 July 1942) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Hartmut Schairer was killed on 19 July 1942 by Soviet forces over Staraya Russa, Russia, his gunner and fellow Knight's Cross recipient Oberfeldwebel Heinz Bevernis was also killed. During his career he was credited with flying 562 missions.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 304.
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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