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Alexander Gläser

Alexander Gläser
Alexander Gläser
Born 4 January 1914
Died 13 September 2003(2003-09-13) (aged 89)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit StG 77
SchlG 77
Commands held II./Schlachtgeschwader 77

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Alexander Gläser (4 January 1914 – 13 September 2003) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Alexander Gläser is credited with flying 1123 missions during the war.[Notes 1]

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces


  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 138.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 164.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

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