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Walter Bornschein
Walter Bornschein
Born (1914-04-07)April 7, 1914
Died 27 April 1944(1944-04-27) (aged 30)
Place of birth Obergreißlau
Place of death over Schweinfurt
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Kampfgeschwader 2
Commands held II. / Kampfgeschwader 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Bornschein (7 April 1914 – 27 April 1944) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot 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. Walter Bornschein was killed on 27 April 1944 when he was hit by enemy fire while flying over Schweinfurt.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. 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.
  • 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.

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