Georg Sattler

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Georg Sattler
Born 14 April 1917
Munich, Germany
Died 30 August 1944(1944-08-30) (aged 27)
Melsbroek, Belgium
Buried at Lommel, Belgium
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1944
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Lehrgeschwader 1
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Georg Sattler (14 April 1917 – 30 August 1944) was a German Luftwaffe pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. 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. Sattler and his crew of the Junkers Ju 88 (Werknummer 330715—factory number) were killed during the takeoff for a relocation flight on 30 August 1944 at Melsbroek near Brussels, Belgium. A heavy gust of wind had caused the accident during the takeoff procedure. He was buried with full military honors at Evere near Brussels. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 6 December 1944.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 239.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Schumann 2003, p. 156.
  3. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 396.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 301.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
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. 
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 of LG 1] (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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