Georg Jakob

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Georg Jakob
Born 27 March 1915
Fürth
Died 1 September 1991(1991-09-01) (aged 76)
Meerbusch
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934–1935) Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit StG 77
Schlachtgeschwader 10
Commands held III./StG 77
Schlachtgeschwader 10
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Georg Jakob (27 March 1915 – 1 September 1991) 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. Georg Jakob was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was released in June 1945. During his career he flew 1091 missions.[Notes 1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 - 1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Helmuth Bode
Commander of III. Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
26 August 1942 – 1 December 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Franz Kieslich
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Ewald Janssen
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 10
30 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None