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Gustav Francsi
Born 4 November 1914
Died 6 October 1961(1961-10-06) (aged 46)
Place of birth Hannover, Germany
Place of death Catalonia, Spain
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit Luftwaffe
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gustav Francsi (4 November 1914 – 6 October 1961) was a German night fighter ace. He served in NJG 100 and accumulated 56 night fighter victories.[1][Note 1]

Awards

Notes

  1. See List of German World War II night fighter aces
  2. According to Scherzer as pilot in the 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 100.[3]

References

Citations

  1. "World War 2 Awards.com - FRANCSI, Gustav-Eduard". http://en.ww2awards.com/person/22986. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 184.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 315.

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 Wehrmachtteile [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 (1989) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1939 – 1945]. Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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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