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Paul Amann
Born 5 August 1920
Died 9 August 1981(1981-08-09) (aged 61)
Place of birth Langenau
Place of death Ludwigsburg
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Kampfgeschwader 100
Kampfgeschwader 4
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Amann or Ammann (5 August 1920 – 9 August 1981) was a German Oberfeldwebel in the Luftwaffe during World War II. Ammann was born on the 8 May 1920 in Langenau. As an observer in Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever," he received the Knight's cross on 3 December 1945 together with Dietrich Graßmann and Rolf Rannersmann. He claimed three direct hits on the Soviet cruiser Krasnyi Krym with SC 500 bombs. In total, Amann is credited with flying 431 combat missions on the Eastern Front, 92 of which lasted longer than 4 hours and were counted double. This ruling resulted in a theoretical total of 523 combat flights.[1]

Ammann died on the 9 August 1981 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. His last name is also spelled Amann in many places.

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  1. According to Scherzer as pilot and oberserver in the 3./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever".[5]

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CitationsEdit

  1. Kaiser 2010, p. 81.
  2. Patzwall 2008, p. 41.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 15.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 115, 483.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 191.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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 (2010) (in German, English). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 1 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Bomber Fliers—Volume 1]. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-07-4. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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