Alois Stoeckl

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Alois Stoeckl
Born (1895-08-22)22 August 1895
Died 14 August 1940(1940-08-14) (aged 44)
United Kingdom
Buried Cannock Chase German war cemetery
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Oberst
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 55
Battles/wars Battle of Britain 
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alois Stoeckl (also referred to as Alois Stöckl; 22 August 1895  – 14 August 1940)[1] was a German pilot during World War II who commanded the 55th Bomber Wing of the Luftwaffe. 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 pilot John Dundas DFC. Stoeckl and two of his crew were buried at the Cannock Chase German war cemetery.

Stöckl's grave at the Cannock Chase German war cemetery

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. – http://www.volksbund.de (accessed 1 August 2015)
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 334.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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