Kurt Tanzer

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Kurt Tanzer
Kurt Tanzer.jpg
Born (1920-11-01)1 November 1920
Died 25 June 1960(1960-06-25) (aged 39)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
German Air Force (Bundeswehr)
Rank Oberfeldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Unit JG 51, Jafü 6, Jafü Ostpreußen
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Tanzer (1 November 1920 – 25 June 1960) was a fighter pilot in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Tanzer was credited with shooting down from 128 to 143 enemy aircraft.[1]

Tanzer received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 December 1943 for 35 victories.[2] He was the 81st Luftwaffe pilot to achieve the century mark.[3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Spick 1996, p. 229.
  2. ^ Weal 2006, p. 106.
  3. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 244.
  4. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 214.
  5. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001. p. 470.
  6. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 738.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.
  • Weal, John (2006). Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84603-045-5.