Hans von Hahn

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Hans von Hahn
Born 7 August 1914
Frankfurt am Main
Died 5 November 1957(1957-11-05) (aged 43)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine (1934-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935-1945)
Years of service 1934-1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 53
JG 3
JG 1
JG 103
Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien
Commands held I./JG 3
II./JG 1
JG 103
Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans von Hahn (7 August 1914 – 5 November 1957) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he was credited with 31 aerial victories, 12 on the Western Front and 19 on the Eastern Front.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • 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. 
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberleutnant Lothar Keller
Commander of I. Jagdgeschwader 3
27 August 1940–1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Georg Michalek
Preceded by
None
Commander of II. Jagdgeschwader 1
15 January 1942–June 1942
Succeeded by
Oberleutnant Detlev Rohwer
Preceded by
Herbert Ihlefeld
Commander of Jagdgeschwader 103
21 July 1943–15 March 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Oberst Eduard Neumann
Commander of Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien
April 1945–8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None