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Heinrich Brücker
Born (1913-05-05)May 5, 1913
Died 14 June 1984(1984-06-14) (aged 71)
Place of birth Kiel
Place of death Eckernförde
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1930's–1945
1950's–1971
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Schnellkampfgeschwader 10
Jagdverband 44
Commands held III./StG 2
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich Brücker (5 May 1913 – 14 June 1984) 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. Heinrich Brücker joined the Bundeswehr in the late 1950s and retired in 1971 as an Oberst.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
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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Military offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Gruppenkommandeur of III. Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
1 May 1939 – 1 August 1941
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Ernst-Siegfried Steen
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