22 August 1895|
|Died||14 August 1940
|Buried at||Cannock Chase German war cemetery|
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
|Service/branch||Deutsches Heer (1914–1916)
|Years of service||1914–1918
|Commands held||Kampfgeschwader 55|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Alois Stoeckl (22 August 1895 – 14 August 1940) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also 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. Alois Stoeckl was killed on 14 August 1940 after the Heinkel He 111 that he was an observer in was attacked by British Spitfires from No. 609 Squadron RAF. He was shot down by British ace John Dundas DFC and his wingman.
Stoeckl and two of his crew, Oberst Walter Frank and Oberleutnant Bruno Broßle were buried at Romsey cemetery on 19 August in Graves 35, 97 and 130. Squadron Leader C.F Ashley led the burial party. They were moved to the Cannock Chase German war cemetery, Block 2, Row 2, Graves 30, 32 and 35.
Awards and decorations
- Kgl. Preuss. Flieger Erinnerungs-Abzeichen
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Eiserner Halbmond
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 July 1940 as Oberst and commander of Kampfgeschwader 55
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 334.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
Generalmajor Wilhelm Süssmann
|Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55
7 March 1940 – 14 August 1940
Oberstleutnant Hans Korte