Frank Neubert

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Frank Neubert
Born (1915-09-28)28 September 1915
Bad Herrenalb, Germany
Died 13 December 2003(2003-12-13) (aged 88)
Gütersloh, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Bundeswehrkreuz (Iron Cross) German Air Force
Years of service 1936 – 1945
1958 – 1972
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 2
Schlachtgeschwader 1
Schlachtgeschwader 101
Commands held II./SG 1
II./StG 1
II./101
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Frank Neubert (28 September 1915 – 13 December 2003) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He is believed to have been the first victor in aerial combat in World War II after shooting down Captain Mieczyslaw Medwecki's PZL P.11 in the early hours of 1 September 1939. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he was credited with participating in 350+ missions.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 24 June 1941.[3]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 328.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 322.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 565.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Brütting, Georg (1992) [1976]. Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 – 1945] (in German) (7th ed.). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Paul-Friedrich Darjes
Gruppenkommandeur of II./SchlG 1
March 1942 – September 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Heinz Frank
Preceded by
Major Alfred Druschel
Gruppenkommandeur of II./StG 1
9 December 1942 – August 1943
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Ernst Ott
Preceded by
Major Hermann Langemann
Gruppenkommandeur of II./SG 101
11 October 1943 - 22 February 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown