Gerhard Conrad (pilot)

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Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Conrad
Born (1895-04-21)21 April 1895
Pregelmühle
Died 28 May 1982(1982-05-28) (aged 87)
Ruhpolding
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1913 - 1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Heer (1933-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 2
Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Conrad[Notes 1] (21 April 1895 – 28 May 1982) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Gerhard Conrad was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was held until July 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 129.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Kampfgeschwader zbV 2
1 September 1939 – 26 July 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Rüdiger von Heyking
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Bernhard Georgi
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"
26 July 1940 – 6 October 1940
Succeeded by
Major Gerhard Ulbricht