Arnold Lignitz

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Arnold Lignitz
Born 25 March 1913
Insterburg, East Prussia
Died Missing in action since 30 September 1941
Soviet Union
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1941
Rank Major
Unit JG 51
JG 54
Commands held III./JG 54
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arnold Lignitz (25 March 1913 – 30 September 1941)[Note 1] was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during the Second World War. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career, Lignitz was credited with 25 aerial victories.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold Lignitz was shot down on 30 September 1941 and may have been captured by Soviet forces before dying in captivity.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 238.
Bibliography
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberleutnant Günther Scholz
Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 54
4 November 1940 - 30 September 1941
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Reinhard Seiler