Ralph von Rettberg

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Ralph von Rettberg
Born 1 March 1911
Bad Homburg
Died 25 February 2004(2004-02-25) (aged 92)
Munich
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Oberst
Unit ZG 26
ZG 1
Commands held II./ZG 26
Zerstörergeschwader 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ralph von Rettberg (1 March 1911 – 25 February 2004) 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. Ralph von Rettberg was credited with 8 aerial victories.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 186.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 289.
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. 
  • 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
Major Friedrich Vollbracht
Gruppenkommandeur of II./ZG 26
April 1940 – April 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Eduard Tratt
Preceded by
Major Ulrich Diesing
Acting Gruppenkommandeur of Zerstörergeschwader 1
22 September 1942 – 5 October 1942
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Paul-Friedrich Darjes