Military Wiki
Advertisement
Viktor Petermann
Born (1916-05-26)May 26, 1916
Died 19 May 2001(2001-05-19) (aged 84)
Place of birth Weipert
Place of death Freiburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel
Unit JG 52
JG 7
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Viktor Petermann (26 May 1916 – 19 May 2001) was a German Luftwaffe 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. Viktor Petermann was captured by American troops in May 1945, he was handed over to Soviet troops and was released in August 1945 due to his health problems. During his career was credited with 64 aerial victories,four of them, after he lost his arm in an airfight, all on the Eastern Front.

Awards[]

References[]

Citations
  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 178.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 347.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939–1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. 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.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.

External links[]

Advertisement