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Eginhard Weißmann
Born (1923-04-28)April 28, 1923
Died February 6, 1998(1998-02-06) (aged 74)
Place of birth Ludwigsburg
Place of death Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit StG 2
SG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz

Prof. Dr. Eginhard Weißmann (28 April 1923 – 6 February 1998) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant 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 740 missions.[Notes 1] Weißmann received a doctorate degree from the University of Mainz in experimental physics in 1954.[1]

Awards and decorations[]

Notes[]

  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. "Goldene Promovenden Promotionen von 1946–1956" (in German) (PDF). Johannes Gutenberg Universitär Mainz. http://www.phmi.uni-mainz.de/Dateien/allePromovenden.pdf. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 357.
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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