Hans-Joachim Weißflog

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Hans-Joachim Weißflog
Born 24[citation needed] February 1923
Lommatzsch
Died 11 August 1995(1995-08-11) (aged 72)
Herzogenrath
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit 2./Panzer-Regiment 16
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Joachim Weißflog (23[citation needed] February 1923 – 11 August 1995) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Hans-Joachim Weißflog was captured by American troops at the end of the war. He was transferred to Soviet custody, but later released because of the severity of his wounds.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 357.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (2010). Panzer Aces III:German Tank Commanders in Combat in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA USA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-0654-4
  • 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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