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Siegfried Simsch
Born (1913-09-06)September 6, 1913
Died 8 June 1944(1944-06-08) (aged 30)
Place of birth Posen
Place of death Rennes, France
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?-1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 52
JG 11
Commands held I./JG 11
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Siegfried Simsch (6 September 1913 – 8 June 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. Siegfried Simsch was killed on 8 June 1944 over Rennes, France. During his career he was credited with 54 aerial victories.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 326.
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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Preceded by
Oberleutnant Fritz Engau
Gruppenkommandeur of I. Jagdgeschwader 11
1 June 1944 – 8 June 1944
Succeeded by
Oberleutnant Fritz Engau
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