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Paul Szameitat
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Born 19 December 1919
Died 2 January 1944 (aged 24)
Place of birth Wolitnick, East Prussia
Place of death Bückeburg
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit NJG 3
Commands held II./NJG 3
I./NJG 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Szameitat (19 December 1919 – 2 January 1944) was a German Luftwaffe night fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Paul Szameitat claimed 29 victories, 28 at night.[Notes 1]

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  1. For a list of Luftwaffe night fighter aces see List of German World War II night fighter aces.

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 339.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Major Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Gruppenkommandeur of II. Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
December 1943 – 14 December 1943
Succeeded by
Major Klaus Havenstein
Preceded by
Hauptmann Walter Mylius
Gruppenkommandeur of I. Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
14 December 1943 – 2 January 1944
Succeeded by
Major Werner Husemann
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