Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding

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Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding
Born 28 January 1922
Died 11 February 1943(1943-02-11) (aged 21)
near Velikiye Luki
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1943
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 51

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding (28 January 1922 – 11 February 1943) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Böwing-Treuding claimed 46 aerial victories, all 46 were over the Eastern Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


Wolfgang Böwing-Treuding downed his first victory 13 July 1941, he brought his total to 9 by the end of the year. He continued to down fighters to a total of 46 including 16 Il-2 Sturmoviks. He was killed by Russian ground-fire on 11 February 1943 and was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, on 24 March 1943.



  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders".[3]


  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 55.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 138.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 231.
  • 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. 

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