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Robert Olejnik (pilot)

Robert Olejnik (pilot)

German flying ace
The basics
Occupations Test pilot
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth March 9, 1911 (Essen)
Death October 29, 1988 (Munich)
Authority VIAF id
Robert Olejnik (pilot)
The details

Robert Olejnik (9 March 1911 – 29 October 1988) was a Luftwaffe flying ace of World War II. He was credited with 41 aerial victories claimed in some 680 combat missions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (17 September 1940)
    • 1st Class (21 September 1940)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (18 July 1941)
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe for fighter pilots in Gold (5 May 1941)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 July 1941 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 4./JG 1
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 176.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 329.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 577.

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