Friedrich Kless

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Friedrich Kless
Friedrich Kless.jpg
Born (1906-10-07)7 October 1906
Bayreuth, Germany
Died 6 April 1994(1994-04-06) (aged 87)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Reichswehr (1925–1933)
Heer (1933–1938)
Luftwaffe (1938–1945)
Years of service 1925–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held II./Kampfgeschwader 55
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Kless (7 October 1906 – 6 April 1994) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also 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. Friedrich Kless was captured by Allied troops in May 1945 and was held until December 1947.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 213.
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. 
  • Kaiser, Jochen (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger—Band 1 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Bomber Fliers—Volume 1] (in German and English). Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag-Start. ISBN 978-3-941437-07-4. 
  • 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 Otto von Lachemair
Gruppenkommandeur of II./Kampfgeschwader 55
28 July 1940 – 28 October 1940
Succeeded by
Major Hans-Joachim Gabriel