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Karl Rammelt

Karl Rammelt

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
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Gender male
Birth June 10, 1914 (Nebra)
Death May 13, 2009 (Germany)
Karl Rammelt
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Biography

Karl Rammelt (10 June 1914 – 13 May 2009) was a German fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rammelt was credited with 46 aerial victories in 450 combat missions.

Awards

  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (25 June 1943)
  • German Cross in Gold on 16 January 1944 as Hauptmann in the II./Jagdgeschwader 51
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 October 1944 as Major and Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 183.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 365.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 284.

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