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Reinhard Georg Aigen
Born (1913-05-20)May 20, 1913
Died 19 September 1943(1943-09-19) (aged 30)
Place of birth Heidenheim
Place of death Orsha, Belarus
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1943
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Kampfgeschwader 4
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Reinhard Georg Aigen (20 May 1913 – 19 September 1943) was a German Luftwaffe flight engineer 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. Reinhard Aigen was killed on 19 September 1943 at Orsha. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on the Iron Cross on 9 June 1944.

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Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 12.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 98.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kaiser, Jochen (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 1 (in German and English). Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-07-4.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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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