Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
|Died||9 September 1944 (aged 28–29)
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||German Cross in Gold|
A veteran of the campaigns in Russia and Africa, he was shot down in his Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter over Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, during the Gothic Line operations, on 9 September 1944, by a gunner in an American B-25 Mitchell bomber. Volke was 29 years and was decorated with the German Cross in Gold, received as Feldwebel in the II./JG 77 on July 12, 1943.
Ofw. Volke's remains and parts of his aircraft were located and dug out of a farmer's field just north of Modena by an Italian amateur war history research team (the Romagna Air Finders) in July 2007, nearly 63 years after he was shot down.
- Michulec 2002, p. 64.
- Patzwall, p. 489
- Military.com: "Remains of German WWII Ace Found"
- Remains of German World War II Ace Found – Associated Press, 15 August 2007
- German World War II aces with 33 to 39 victories – At the Kaczmarek website, by Fuß
- JG 77 air victories 1942, 1943, 1944/45 – At the Ciel de Gloire website
|This biographical article related to the German Air Force is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|