Hansgeorg Bätcher

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Hansgeorg Bätcher
Hansgeorg Bätcher.jpg
Born 13 January 1914
Finsterwalde
Died 23 April 2003(2003-04-23) (aged 89)
Uelzen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934–35)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit KG 100, KG 4, KG 76, KG 54
Commands held I./KG 4, III./KG 76, KG 54
Battles/wars
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hansgeorg Bätcher (13 January 1914 – 23 April 2003) was a Luftwaffe bomber pilot during World War II. He was a recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross (German: Ritterkreuz), and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. Bätcher was captured by American troops in May 1945.

Early life and career[edit]

Bätcher was born on 13 January 1914 in Finsterwalde in the Province of Brandenburg, a province of the Kingdom of Prussia in the German Empire.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Stockert 2007, p. 74.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 19.
  3. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 45.
  4. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 26.
  5. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 199.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 103.
  7. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.

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. 
  • 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. (2008). Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg [The Honor Goblet for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3. 
  • 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. 
  • Stockert, Peter (2007). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 5 [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 5] (in German). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. OCLC 76072662. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 54
27 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None