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Bernd Gallowitsch

Bernd Gallowitsch

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Gender male
Birth February 23, 1918 (Vienna)
Death December 23, 1983 (Vienna)
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Bernd Gallowitsch
The details

Bernd Gallowitsch (23 February 1918 – 23 December 1983) was a German Luftwaffe 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. Bernd Gallowitsch was credited with 64 aerial victories, and the destruction of 23 tanks in 480 combat missions.


  • Flugzeugführerabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (15 September 1941)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 24 January 1942 as Leutnant and pilot in the 12./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 117.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 159.

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