Alois Stoeckl

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Alois Stoeckl
Born (1895-08-22)22 August 1895
Mühldorf, Germany
Died 14 August 1940(1940-08-14) (aged 44)
United Kingdom
Buried at Cannock Chase German war cemetery
Allegiance  German Empire
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch German Army
Rank Oberst
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 55

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alois Stoeckl (also referred to as Alois Stöckl; 22 August 1895  – 14 August 1940) was an officer in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Alois Stoeckl was killed on 14 August 1940 after the Heinkel He 111 that he was an observer in was attacked by British Spitfires from No. 609 Squadron RAF. He was shot down by British ace John Dundas DFC and his wingman. Stoeckl and two of his crew, Oberst Walter Frank and Oberleutnant Bruno Broßle were buried at Romsey cemetery on 19 August in Graves 35, 97 and 130. Squadron Leader C.F Ashley led the burial party. They were later moved to the Cannock Chase German war cemetery.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Stöckl's grave at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Cannock Chase, England



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 334.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Süssmann
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55
7 March 1940 – 14 August 1940
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Hans Korte