Alfred Teumer

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Alfred Teumer
Born (1918-02-11)11 February 1918
Neustadt am Rübenberge
Died 4 October 1944(1944-10-04) (aged 26)
Hesepe near Osnabrück
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 54, Kdo Nowotny
Commands held 2./JG 54, 7./JG 54, 2./Kdo Nowotny
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alfred Teumer (11 February 1918 – 4 October 1944) was a German Luftwaffe flying ace during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is credited with 76 aerial victories claimed in over 300 combat missions.

Career[edit]

Alfred Teumer took command of 2. Staffel of Kommando Nowotny flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. He was killed in a flying accident on 4 October 1944 at Hesepe airfield. His Me 262 A-1a (Werknummer 170 044—factory number) had suffered engine failure.[1]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän in the III./Jagdgeschwader 54.[5]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan and Weal 1998, p. 24.
  2. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 215.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 472.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 420.
  5. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 740.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Morgan, Hugh; Weal, John (1998), German Jet Aces of World War 2, London: Orsprey Publishing Limited, ISBN 1-85532-634-5 .
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1939 – 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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