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Walter Bordellé
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Born 9 July 1918
Died 22 January 1984 (1984-01-23) (aged 65)
Place of birth Metz, Alsace-Lorraine
Place of death Nuremberg, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939—1945
Rank Oberleutnant
Commands held III. Gruppe (Gruppenkommandeure)
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Bordellé (9 July 1918 – 22 January 1984) was a German World War II pilot. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on March 26, 1944. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Walter Bordellé was born on July 9, 1918, in Metz, Alsace-Lorraine. Walter Bordellé joined the German Army straight from school. Bordellé's flying career began when he joined the German Air Transport School. Bordellé showed a strong natural ability as a pilot. He completed his fighter pilot training in 1938. Then, Bordellé was assigned to the 4th Transport unit of the Kampfgruppe 800. Bordellé flew over Western Europe, and over Soviet Union. He gradually became an experimented pilot.

As First Lieutenant, Walter Bordellé was awarded the Deutsche Kreuz in Gold on March 16, 1943. In the 5th Wing of the "Transportgeschwaders 2", Bordellé was eventually awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on March 16, 1944. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross principally was the highest award of Germany to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership during World War II.

Walter Bordellé died at Nuremberg, on January 22, 1984.

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References[edit | edit source]

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 140.
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.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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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