Georg Michalek

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Georg Michalek
Born 17 June 1913
Vienna, Austria
Died 2 September 1992(1992-09-02) (aged 79)
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Major
Unit JG 3
Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe West
Commands held I./JG 3
Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe West
JG 108
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Georg Michalek (17 June 1913 – 2 September 1992) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career Georg Michalek was credited with between 59 and 62 aerial victories.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 254.

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. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1939 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • 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 Hans von Hahn
Commander of I. Jagdgeschwader 3
1 March 1942 – 31 August 1942
Succeeded by
Major Klaus Quaet-Faslem
Preceded by
Major Jürgen Roth
Commander of Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe West
5 January 1943 – 3 January 1944
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Herbert Wehnelt