|Born||2 February 1908|
|Died||22 July 1942(aged 34)|
|Place of death||KIA - Russia|
|Years of service||1936-1942|
|Unit||Condor Legion, JG 2, JG 3|
|Commands held||JG 2|
Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords|
During the Spanish Civil War Leutnant Greisert was assigned to 2. Staffel of J 88. He claimed his first and only victory during this conflict on 30 November 1937 when he shot down a Russian made Republican flown Polikarpov I-16 fighter.
After fighting on the Western Front for two years and accumulating 22 victories over the French and British, Greisert was transferred to JG 3 on the Eastern Front in the spring of 1942. Beginning in May 1942 he continued his aerial success with victories against the Soviet Air Force. In July 1942, while involved in a low level dogfight, Greisert was shot down and killed when he attempted to bail out of his aircraft and his parachute failed to open before he struck the ground.
- "Aces of the Luftwaffe". Karl-Heinz Greisert. http://www.luftwaffe.cz/greisert.html. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
- Ringlstetter, Herbert. Helmut Wick, An Illustrated Biography Of The Luftwaffe Ace And Commander Of Jagdgeschwader 2 During The Battle Of Britain. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2005. ISBN 0-7643-2217-6.
- Nauroth, Holger. Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", A Photographic History. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2005. ISBN 0-7643-2094-7.
Major Helmut Wick
|Commander of Jagdgeschwader 2 Richthofen
28 November 1940 – 16 February 1941
Hauptmann Wilhelm Balthasar
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