Karl Borris

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Karl Borris
Born 3 January 1916
Heinsdorf
Died 18 August 1981(1981-08-18) (aged 65)
Bornum
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Major
Unit JG 26
Commands held I./Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Borris (3 January 1916 – 18 August 1981) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Karl Borris is credited with 43 victories, all of them over the Western Front. Borris was also responsible for the introduction of the FW 190 to front line service. Borris and 30 other pilots extensively tested the Fw 190 and their input was used in the decision to continue the project.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 53.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
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
Hauptmann Fritz Losigkeit
Commander of I. Jagdgeschwader 26
23 June 1943 – 14 May 1944
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Hermann Staiger
Preceded by
Hauptmann Hermann Staiger
Commander of I. Jagdgeschwader 26
1 August 1944 – 7 May 1945
Succeeded by
None