Ulrich Grauert

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Ulrich Grauert
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Born (1889-03-06)6 March 1889
Died 15 May 1941(1941-05-15) (aged 52)
near Saint-Omer, France
Buried at German Military Cemetery in Nampcel, France
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Generaloberst
Commands held 1st Air Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ulrich Grauert (6 March 1889 – 15 May 1941) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded 1st Air Corps. He was killed on 15 May 1941 when his Junkers Ju 52 aircraft was shot down by F/Lt Jerzy Jankiewicz, flying a Supermarine Spitfire, and Sgt Wacław Giermer, flying a Spitfire II, from the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron near Saint-Omer on the French channel coast.[1]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Gretzyngier and Matusiak 2001, p. 118.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 346.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gretzyngier, Robert; Matusiak, Wojtek (2001). Poles in defence of Britain: a day-by-day chronology of Polish day and night fighter pilot operations, July 1940 - June 1941. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 978-1-902304-54-0.
  • 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
none
Commander of 1st Air Corps
11 October 1939 – 15 May 1941
Succeeded by
General der Flieger Helmuth Förster