Hans Schleef

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Hans Schleef
Born 19 July 1920
Died 31 December 1944 (1945-01-01) (aged 24)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–44
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 3, JG 5, JG 4
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Schleef (19 July 1920 – 31 December 1944) was a pilot in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 195.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 407.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 378.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bergström. Christer (2007). Kursk – The Air Battle, July 1943. Classic Publications ISBN 1903223881
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Hptm Rudolf Germeroth
Squadron Leader of 3./JG 3
15 October 1943 – 20 July 1944
Succeeded by
Ltn Dietrich Stiebler
Preceded by
Oblt Lorenz Andresen
Squadron Leader of 8./JG 5
21 July 1944 – 20 October 1944
Succeeded by
unit renamed 16./JG 4
Preceded by
new unit
Squadron Leader of 16./JG 4
20 October 1944 – 31 December 1944
Succeeded by
unknown