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Clemens Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid
Born 3 April 1905
Died 30 August 1944(1944-08-30) (aged 39)
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Place of death Sofia, Bulgaria
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service –1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held StG 77
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Clemens Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid (3 April 1905 – 30 August 1944) was a German Air Force officer who commanded Air Command Arad and 77th Dive Bomber Wing (StG 77) during the Axis-led invasion of Yugoslavia during World War II.[1] He was killed in a flying accident at Sofia, Bulgaria on 30 August 1944. He was planning to attend a General Staff meeting when his Fieseler Fi 156 Storch crashed for unknown reasons.[2]

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Weal 1998, p. 88.
  2. Obermaier 1976, p. 189.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 386.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995) (in German). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft]. Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Weal, John A. (1998). Junkers Ju 87: Stukageschwader of North Africa and the Mediterranean. London: Osprey. ISBN 978-1-85532-722-1. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=8LwbMT2lrwAC. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Günter Schwartzkopff
Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
15 May 1940 – 20 July 1942
Succeeded by
Major Alfons Orthofer


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