Emil Badorrek

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Emil Badorrek
Emil Badorrek.jpg
Born (1910-05-06)6 May 1910
Opaleniec
Died 26 December 1944(1944-12-26) (aged 34)
over Kraków, Poland
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Major
Unit Aufklärungsgruppe 11
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Emil Badorrek (6 May 1910 – 26 December 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Emil Badorrek was shot down on 26 December 1944 over Kraków, Poland.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/11.[4]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 14.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 21.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 198.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.
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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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