Werner Panitzki

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Werner Panitzki
Born(1911-05-27)27 May 1911
Died2 June 2000(2000-06-02) (aged 89)
Allegiance Germany
Service/branchBundeswehrkreuz (Iron Cross) German Air Force
Years of serviceWorld War II
Cold War
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held

Generalleutnant Werner Panitzki (27 May 1911 in Kiel – 2 June 2000) was a German Air Force general. He was Inspector of the Air Force, the senior air force appointment, from 1962 to 1966.

On 25 August 1966, the Federal Minister of Defence, Kai-Uwe von Hassel, dismissed Panitzki, at his own request, because Panitzki in an interview had characterized the procurement of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter fighter aircraft as a "purely political decision".

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Military offices
Preceded by
General Josef Kammhuber
Inspector of the Air Force
1 October 1962 – 25 August 1966
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johannes Steinhoff