Hugo Broch

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Hugo Broch
Born (1922-01-06) 6 January 1922 (age 95)
Leichlingen, Prussia, Weimar Republic
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Leutnant
Unit JG 54

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hugo Broch (born 6 January 1922) is a World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, all on the Eastern Front. He is a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

World War II[edit]

Broch was a WWII Luftwaffe pilot.[1] In January 1943 he arrived on the Eastern Front to serve in II/Jagdgeschwader 54, and claimed his first victory two months later.[2]


Later life[edit]

Broch was a prolific autograph signer, and signed many memorabilia items.[5][6] At age 95 he fulfilled a long held ambition to fly in a Spitfire, the two seat Tr.9 MJ627.[7]

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  1. ^ Harvey, Neil (4 December 2008). "Skies remembered: A World War II ace reunites with friends and foes". McClatchy - Tribune Business News. Roanoke Times. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Scutts, Jerry (1992-12-01). JG 54: Jagdgeschwader 54 Grünherz : aces of the Eastern Front. Airlife. p. 93. 
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 61.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
  5. ^ Collecting Historical Autographs: What to Buy, What to Pay, and How to Spot Fakes, by Ron Keurajian, ISBN 978-1476664156 pages 37,112-113
  6. ^ Hagenberg-Miliu, Von Ebba (3 February 2014). "Abiturient arbeitet Hitler-Zeit auf". General-Anzeiger. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire". BBC. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 


  • Cronauer, Peter (2014). Der Falle entkommen. FLUGZEUG CLASSIC 2/2014 [Escaped from Trap. FLUGZEUG CLASSIC (German Magazine for Aviation History) No 2/2014] (in German). München, Germany: GeraMond Verlag. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1. 

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