Günter Schwartzkopff

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Günter Schwartzkopff
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Born 5 August 1898
Died 14 May 1940(1940-05-14) (aged 41)
Le Chesne, France
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held StG 77
Battles/wars Battle of France  
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günter Schwartzkopff (5 August 1898 – 14 May 1940) was an officer in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was killed on 14 May 1940 after his Junkers Ju 87 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 24 November 1940 and later promoted to Generalmajor.

The Air Force School of the Bundeswehr (Federal Armed Forces) in Hamburg was named General Schwartzkopff barracks in April 1965. The school was renamed in June 1994 to Lieutenant General Graf von Baudissin barracks. A lecture hall was named after him instead.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Schwartzkopff behält seine Ecke". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 321.

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
Oberstleutnant Hans-Hugo Witt
Gruppenkommandeur of IV. (Stuka)Gruppe/LG 1
1 November 1938 – 1 June 1939
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Peter Kögl
Preceded by
None
Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
1 May 1939 – 1 May 1940
Succeeded by
Major Clemens Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid