Werner Haugk

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Werner Haugk
Born 29 April 1912
Gelsenkirchen
Died 18 October 1944(1944-10-18) (aged 32)
Aalborg, Denmark
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939-1944
Rank Leutnant (Posthumously)
Unit StG 77
ZG 76
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Helmut Haugk (brother)

Rudolf Werner Haugk (29 April 1912 – 18 October 1944) 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. Werner Haugk was killed on 18 October 1944 near Aalborg, Denmark, after the BF 109 trainer that he was flying was shot down by British fighters. He was credited with 9 aerial victories in World War II.

His brother Helmut Haugk was also a Knight's Cross recipient and fighter ace, who was credited with 18 aerial victories. Helmut survived the war and died on 28 January 1992.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the Stab./Zerstörergeschwader 76.[2]

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 216.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 370.
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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