Alfred Ambs

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Alfred Ambs
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Alfred Ambs
Born (1923-01-22)22 January 1923
Gladbeck, Germany
Died 30 March 2010(2010-03-30) (aged 87)
Miesbach, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Leutnant
Unit JG 7

World War II

Other work architect

Alfred Ambs (22 January 1923 – 30 March 2010) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II. He was born in Gladbeck. Ambs is credited with 7 aerial victories achieved in about 75 combat missions on the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.[1][Note 1]

Ambs joined the Luftwaffe on 10 July 1942, and served in various positions including Flg.Rgt. 53, Luftkriegsschule 3, Flugzeugführerschule C14 (Prague), Flugzeugführerschule B33 (Prague-Rusin), and Zerstörergeschwader 101. Ambs was qualified on the Me 262 in Lechfeld and was subsequently posted to JG 7. He flew his last mission on the Me 262 on 23 March 1945.

After war he worked as architect in Miesbach, Germany, where he died at the age of 87.


  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe Jet aces see List of German World War II jet aces


  1. ^ Morgan & Weal 1998, p. 59.
  • Morgan, Hugh; Weal, John (1998), German Jet Aces of World War 2, London: Orsprey Publishing Limited, ISBN 1-85532-634-5 .
  • Alfred Ambs. In: Langheiter, Alexander: Miesbach – Ein Kulturführer. Miesbach: Maurusverlag, 2006.