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Eberhard von Boremski
Eberhard von Boremski
Born (1914-09-24)24 September 1914
Died 16 December 1963(1963-12-16) (aged 49)
Place of birth Conow near Ludwigslust
Place of death Hamburg-Altona
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939 – 1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 3
Commands held 12./JG 3

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eberhard von Boremski (24 September 1914 – 16 December 1963) was a Luftwaffe flying ace of World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


Von Boremski was born 24 September 1914 in Conow, Pomerania. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and served initially in 5 Staffel, Trägergruppe 186, which became II./Jagdgeschwader 77 (JG 77—77th Fighter Wing).[Note 1] In March 1940, he moved to the 9th Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 3 (JG 3—3rd Fighter Wing), and on 13 June 1940 shot down two French Potez 63 bombers.

Over the Soviet Union in 1941, von Boremski scored heavily, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for achieving 43 victories in May 1942. After serving as an instructor in mid 1942, he returned to JG 3. In February 1943 he was made Staffelkapitän (squadron leader), 7./JG 3, serving in this role until May 1943, when he was wounded. In early 1944 he was made commanding officer of Deutsch-Königlich Rumänischen Jagdverband/Luftflotte 4 before moving to command of 12./JG 3 until April 1944, when he was again wounded.

From September 1944 to November 1944 von Boremski led 1./Jagdgruppe Ost and then 9./Ergänzungs-Jagdgeschwader 1. By the end of the war, von Boremski had been credited with 104 victories, with all but four of his victories claimed over the Soviet Air Forces in about 630 combat missions.

After the German surrender, von Boremski was handed over by U.S. troops in Czechoslovakia to the Soviet armed forces, and he remained a Prisoner of War until 1955. He died in a flying accident in Hamburg in December 1963.



  1. For an explanation of Luftwaffe unit designations see Organisation of the Luftwaffe during World War II.


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 140.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 52.
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