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Werner Baake
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Born 1 November 1918
Died 15 July 1964(1964-07-15) (aged 45)
Place of birth Nordhausen
Place of death Heilsbronn
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit NJG 1
Commands held I./NJG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Pilot for Deutsch Lufthansa

Werner Baake (1 November 1918 – 15 July 1964) 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. Baake claimed 41 nocturnal aerial victories in 195 combat missions. [Note 1]

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NotesEdit

  1. For a list of Luftwaffe night fighter aces see List of German World War II night fighter aces.
  2. According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 2./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1.[4]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 83.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 20.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 119.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 197.
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.
  • 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.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Major Paul Förster
Commander of I. Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
2 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None


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