|Born||5 August 1898|
|Died||14 May 1940
Le Chesne, France
|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.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 November 1940 as Oberst and Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
- 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.
Oberstleutnant Hans-Hugo Witt
|Gruppenkommandeur of IV. (Stuka)Gruppe/LG 1
1 November 1938 – 1 June 1939
Hauptmann Peter Kögl
|Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
1 May 1939 – 1 May 1940
Major Clemens Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid