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Johann-Hermann Meier
Born (1921-06-10)June 10, 1921
Died 15 March 1944(1944-03-15) (aged 22)
Place of birth Kronprinzenkoog
Place of death Florennes, France
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?-1944
Rank Leutnant
Unit JG 52
JG 26
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Johann-Hermann Meier (10 June 1921 – 15 March 1944) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. On 15 March 1944, Johann-Hermann Meier was killed after his Fw 190 collided with another Fw 190 while taxiing at the Luftwaffe base in Florennes, France. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 16 December 1944. During his career he was credited with 78 aerial victories, all on the Eastern Front.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 251.
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.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.

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