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Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding
Born (1922-01-28)January 28, 1922
Died 11 February 1943(1943-02-11) (aged 21)
Place of birth Hamburg
Place of death near Velikiye Luki
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1943
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 51

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding (28 January 1922 – 11 February 1943) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Böwing-Treuding claimed 46 aerial victories, all 46 were over the Eastern Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit | edit source]

Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding downed his first victory 13 July 1941, he brought his total to 9 by the end of the year. He continued to down fighters to a total of 46 including 16 Il-2 Sturmoviks. He was killed by Russian ground-fire on 11 February 1943 and was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, on 24 March 1943.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945]. Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • 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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