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Hansgeorg Bätcher

German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Date of birth Finsterwalde
Date of death Apr 23, 2003 Uelzen
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
The details

Hansgeorg Bätcher (13 January 1914 – 23 April 2003) was a highly decorated bomber pilot in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (27 September 1939) & 1st Class (15 July 1940)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe on 24 November 1941 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän
  • German Cross in Gold on 2 July 1942 as Hauptmann in the I./Kampfgeschwader 100
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 21 December 1942 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän of the 1./Kampfgeschwader 100 "Wiking"
    • 434th Oak Leaves on 24 March 1944 as Major and Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Kampfgeschwader 4 "General Wever"
  • Thomas 1997, p. 19.
  • Patzwall 2008, p. 45.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 26.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 199.

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