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Heinz-Horst Hißbach
Born (1916-01-30)January 30, 1916
Died 14 April 1945(1945-04-14) (aged 29)
Place of birth Dessau
Place of death Gelnhausen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit NJG 2
Commands held II./ NJG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz-Horst Hißbach (30 January 1916 – 14 April 1945) was a German Luftwaffe night fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinz-Horst Hißbach claimed 34 aerial victories, all of them at night.[Notes 1]

Awards

Notes

  1. For a list of Luftwaffe night fighter aces see List of German World War II night fighter aces.

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Major Paul Semrau
Gruppenkommandeur of II./NJG 2
1 November 1944 – 14 April 1945
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Franz Brinkhaus



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