Ernst Frömming

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Ernst Frömming
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Born February 4th, 1911
Rotenburg an der Wümme, Germany
Died August 18th, 1959
Rotenburg an der Wümme, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service –1945
Rank Major
Battles/wars World War II
Awards

Ehrenschale für hervorragende Kampfleistungen der Luftwaffe[1] Deutsches Kreuz in Gold June 14th, 1944

Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe

Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Frömming (February 4, 1911 – August 18, 1959)[1] was a Luftwaffe officer during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He also commanded the Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1. During the Battle of Monte Cassino he managed to build a bridge across the Savio river which enabled the 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division to cross the river with its heavy weapons.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b http://www.ww2awards.com/person/23061
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 188.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 322.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8.