Detlev Rohwer

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Detlev Rohwer
Born 14 November 1917
Kiel
Died 30 March 1944(1944-03-30) (aged 26)
Ibbenbüren
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 1
JG 3
Commands held II./JG 1
II./JG 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Detlev Rohwer (14 November 1917 – 30 March 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. Detlev Rohwer was wounded on 29 March 1944 after a crash landing. His leg was amputated by doctors and on 30 March 1944 he succumbed to his wounds. During his career he was credited with 38 aerial victories, 12 on the Western Front and 26 on the Eastern Front.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 295.
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 (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Hans von Hahn
Commander of II. Jagdgeschwader 1
20 June 1942 – October 1942
Succeeded by
Major Herbert Kijewski
Preceded by
Hauptmann Heinrich Sannemann
Commander of IV. Jagdgeschwader 3
February 1944 – 30 March 1944
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Heinrich Sannemann