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Egbert Jaeckel
Born (1919-10-16)October 16, 1919
Died 17 July 1943(1943-07-17) (aged 23)
Place of birth Raspenau (now Raspenava)
Place of death Orel
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1941–1943
Rank Hauptmann (Posthumously)
Unit StG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Egbert Jaeckel (16 October 1919 – 17 July 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II and 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. During his career he flew 983 missions and was also credited with the sinking of the Soviet destroyer Minsk.[Notes 1] Egbert Jaeckel was shot down and killed on 17 July 1943 during the Battle of Kursk by Soviet fighters. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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  1. For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
Bibliography
  • 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. 

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