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Hans Schellong
Born (1920-05-13)May 13, 1920
Died 22 May 1944(1944-05-22) (aged 24)
Place of birth Schillen, East Prussia
Place of death Mariupol, Ukraine
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Kampfgeschwader 4
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Schellong (13 May 1920 – 22 May 1944) 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. Hans Schellong was killed on 22 May 1944 over Mariupol, Ukraine. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 8 August 1944.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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