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Richard Czekay
Born (1916-03-26)March 26, 1916
Died 24 April 2009(2009-04-24) (aged 93)
Place of birth Strausberg
Place of death Kitzingen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Major
Unit StG 2
SG 2
Commands held I.(k)LG 1
IV.(Erg)Gruppe/LG 1
LG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Richard Czekay (26 March 1916 – 24 April 2009) was a highly decorated Major 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.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as Oberleutnant and adjutant of the I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann".[5]

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Schumann 2003, p. 49.
  2. Patzwall 2008, p. 63.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 77.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 156.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 264
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. (2008). Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3.
  • 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.
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Joachim Helbig
Geschwaderkommodore of Lehrgeschwader 1
2 March 1945 – 4 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
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