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Emil Badorrek

Emil Badorrek
Born (1910-05-06)6 May 1910
Died 26 December 1944(1944-12-26) (aged 34)
over Kraków, Poland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Major
Unit Aufklärungsgruppe 11

World War II

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

Emil Badorrek (6 May 1910 – 26 December 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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. Emil Badorrek was shot down on 26 December 1944 over Kraków, Poland.


  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
    • Citations 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Staffelkapitän of the Aufklärungsstaffel 4.(F)/11.[4]



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 14.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 21.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 198.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.


External links

  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945
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