Heinrich Krafft

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Heinrich Krafft
Nickname(s) "Gaudi"
Born 13 August 1914
Bilin
Died 14 December 1942(1942-12-14) (aged 28)
Belyi, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (1935–36)
Luftwaffe (1936–42)
Years of service 1935–42
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 51
Commands held I./JG 51
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich "Gaudi" Krafft (13 August 1914 – 14 December 1942) was a 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 he was credited with 78 aerial victories, 4 over the Western Front and 74 over the Eastern Front.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 469.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Josef Fözö
Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 51
1 June 1942 – 14 December 1942
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Rudolf Busch