Hubertus Hitschhold

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Hubertus Hitschhold
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Born (1912-07-07)7 July 1912
Died 10 March 1966(1966-03-10) (aged 53)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held I./StG 2
Battles/wars Battle of Crete
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hubertus Hitschhold (7 July 1912 – 10 March 1966) was a German general and ground-attack pilot during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Hitschhold joined the military service in the Reichswehr in 1930 and was selected for flight training. Part of his training took place in Lipetsk, Soviet Union, where he was trained as a fighter pilot. He transferred to the newly formed Luftwaffe in 1935. In 1936 he became one of the first Stuka pilots and a Staffelkapitän in 1937.[citation needed] The I./StG 2 under the command of Hitschhold participated in the Battle of Crete and sank the British destroyers Greyhound on 22 May 1941 and the Kelly and Kashmir on 23 May 1941.[citation needed]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ MacLean 2007, p. 230.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 393.

Bibliography[edit]

  • MacLean, French L (2007). Luftwaffe Efficiency & Promotion Reports: For the Knight's Cross Winners. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military History. ISBN 978-0-7643-2657-8. 
  • 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
Oberleutnant Otto Weiß
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 1
18 June 1942 – June 1943
Succeeded by
Oberleutnant Alfred Druschel
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Dr. Ernst Kupfer
General der Schlachtflieger
12 November 1943 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
disbanded