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Paul-Friedrich Darjes
Born 20 March 1911
Died 20 February 1989(1989-02-20) (aged 77)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Bad Schwartau
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1931–1945
1956–1969
Rank Oberstleutnant i.G (Wehrmacht)
Oberst i.G (Bundeswehr)
Commands held II./StG 1
II./SG 1
ZG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul-Friedrich Darjes (20 March 1911 – 20 February 1989) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant i.G 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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Patzwall 2008, p. 64.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995) (in German). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft]. Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. (2008) (in German). Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg [The Honor Goblet for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3. 
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Robert-Georg Freiherr von Malapert-Neufville
Gruppenkommandeur of II./StG 1
1 March 1942 – 29 May 1942
Succeeded by
Major Alfred Druschel
Preceded by
None
Gruppenkommandeur of III./StG 1
March 1942 – September 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Frank Neubert
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Ralph von Rettberg
Geschwaderkommodore of Zerstörergeschwader 1
6 October 1942 – 1 March 1943
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Alfred Druschel
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