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Werner Stumpf
Born (1917-03-15)March 15, 1917
Died October 13, 1942(1942-10-13) (aged 25)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death near El Alamein
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1942
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit JG 53
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Stumpf (15 March 1917 – 13 October 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Stumpf claimed 48 aerial victories, 2 over the Western Front, 23 over the Eastern Front and 23 over the Mediterranean Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[]

Werner Stumpf joined the Luftwaffe in 1935, he participated in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. During the Battle of Britain he claimed his first two victories. Stumpf then participated in Operation Barbarossa, during which he claimed another 23 victories. In late 1941 he participated in the Siege of Malta were he claimed 6 more victories. During the North African Campaign he added another 17 to his total. He was awarded the Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross on 13 August 1942. On 13 October 1942 he was killed by anti-aircraft fire near El Alamein.

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References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 338.
Bibliography
  • 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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