Gustav Preßler

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Gustav Preßler
Born 13 October 1912
Hamburg, Germany
Died 9 October 1985 (1985-10-10) (aged 72)
Lippstadt, Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Polizei
Luftwaffe
Bundeswehr
Years of service 193?–1945
1956–1965
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held StG 1, SG 1
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Test pilot of Junkers

Gustav Preßler[Note 1] (16 March 1897 – 9 October 1985) was a German Luftwaffe Stuka 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.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ His name, in German, is spelled with a "sharp S"; see ß.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 604.
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 Wehrmachtteile [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 (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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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walter Hagen
Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
March 1943 – 18 October 1943
Succeeded by
redesignated Schlachtgeschwader 1
Preceded by
Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Geschwaderkommodore of Schlachtgeschwader 1
18 October 1943 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Major Peter Gasmann