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Lothar Kmitta
Born (1921-01-19)January 19, 1921
Died 13 May 2009(2009-05-13) (aged 88)
Place of birth Glatz
Place of death Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
1956–1980
Rank Leutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 5
Commands held Jagdbombergeschwader 36
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Lothar Kmitta (19 January 1921 – 13 May 2009) was a highly decorated Leutnant 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.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 214.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Hans Gerhard Opel
Commander of Jagdbombergeschwader 36
27 August 1964 – 31 December 1969
Succeeded by
Hans Carl Freiherr von Friesen
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