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Eduard Isken

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Soldier
Date of birth Hagondange, canton of Maizières-lès-Metz, arrondissement of Metz-Campagne, Moselle
Date of death Jan 07, 1997 Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, German Cross in Gold
The details

Eduard Isken (15 April 1918 – 7 January 1997) was a 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. During his career Eduard Isken was credited with 56 aerial victories


  • Aviator badge
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (26 July 1943)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 28 April 1943 as Oberfeldwebel in the 8./Jagdgeschwader 77
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 14 January 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 13./Jagdgeschwader 53
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