Heinrich Höfemeier

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Heinrich Höfemeier
Born (1913-08-21)21 August 1913
Langenholzhausen, Germany
Died 7 August 1943(1943-08-07) (aged 29)
Karachev, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1933–1943
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Condor Legion, JG 51
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords
Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe
German Cross in Gold
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich Höfemeier (21 August 1913 – 7 August 1943) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. He claimed 96 victories in 490 missions. All his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front. He was shot down and killed in his Fw 190 A-4 "Brown 5" (W.Nr. 145 667) by Soviet Flak over Karachev on 7 August 1943.

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  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 229.

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  • 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. 
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1. 

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