Arnulf Blasig

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Arnulf Blasig
Born 30 December 1913
Berlin
Died 13 November 1998(1998-11-13) (aged 84)
Herborn
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–1945
1950s–1972
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Lehrgeschwader 1
Sturzkampfgeschwader 5
Commands held IV./LG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arnulf Blasig (30 December 1913 – 13 November 1998) 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. In the 1950s he joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1972 as an Oberst.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.
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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • 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. 
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 of LG 1] (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Walter Klemme
Gruppenkommandeur of IV. (Stuka)Gruppe/LG 1
1 July 1941 – 27 January 1942
Succeeded by
Redesignated as Sturzkampfgeschwader 5