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Horst Kaubisch

Horst Kaubisch
Six men all wearing military uniforms and decorations standing in row. The third man from the far right is shaking hands with another man.
Friedrich Lang, Erich Hartmann and Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer receive the Oak Leaves with Swords, Horst Kaubisch, Eduard Skrzipek and Adolf Glunz the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross from Adolf Hitler
Born 3 December 1915
Freital
Died 12 February 1945(1945-02-12) (aged 29)
Lebus
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major
Unit StG 77
StG 1
SchlG 1
Commands held I./StG 1
I./SG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Horst Kaubisch (3 December 1915 – 12 February 1945) was a highly decorated Major 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. Horst Kaubisch was killed on 12 February 1945, after being hit by Soviet flak near Lebus. During his career he flew 1000 missions.[Notes 1]

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Notes

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

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 350.
  2. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 114.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 206.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 [These were the German Stuka Aces 1939 - 1945] (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch.  
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  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann.  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. (2008). Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg [The Honor Goblet for Outstanding Achievement in the Air War] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Luftwaffe 1939-1945 History
Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Helmut Krebs
Commander of 1. Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
15 July 1943 – 18 October 1943
Succeeded by
Merged into Schlachtgeschwader 1
Preceded by
Hauptmann Siegfried Steinhoff
Commander of 1. Schlachtgeschwader 1
17 June 1943 – 12 February 1945
Succeeded by
Hauptmann Artur Pipan
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