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Walter Hagen (aviator)

Walter Hagen
Born 16 March 1897
Kiel, Germany
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 66)
Kiel, Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1915–18
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held StG 1, Fliegerführer "Nord-Balkan", 17. Flieger-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Test pilot of Junkers

Walter Hagen (16 March 1897 – 24 November 1963) was a German Luftwaffe Stuka pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. 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.


Wehrmachtbericht references

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
10 October 1944 (Addendum) In den erbitterten Kämpfen in Ostserbien haben sich die 1. Gerbirgsdivision unter Führung des Ritterkreuzträgers Generalleutnant von Stettner und die 7. SS-Gebirgsdivision "Prinz Eugen" unter der Führung des Eichenlaubträgers Oberführer Kumm in schwierigstem Gelände durch vorbildliche Standhaftigkeit und schwungvollen Angriffsgeist besonders ausgezeichnet. Die Kämpf wurden wirksam unterstützt durch Luftwaffenverbände unter Führung des Eichenlaubträgers Generalmajor Hagen.[5] In the fierce fighting in eastern Serbia, the 1st Mountain Division under the leadership of the Knight's Cross holder Lieutenant General von Stettner and 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" under the leadership of the Oak Leaves holder Oberführer Kumm, have particularly distinguished themselves in difficult terrain by exemplary fortitude and spirited sweeping attacks. The combatants were effectively supported by air forces under the command of Oak Leaves holder Major General Hagen.


  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the Sturzkampfgruppe I./186.[3]


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 239.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 360.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 284.

External links

  • "Walter Hagen". Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Eberhard Baier
Geschwaderkommodore of Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
21 June 1940 – 15 March 1943
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Gustav Preßler
Preceded by
General der Flieger Hans Seidemann
Fliegerführer Afrika
1 February 1943 – February 1943
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wolfgang Erdmann
Fliegerführer Kroatien
Fliegerführer Nordbalkan

30 April 1944 – 1 February 1945
Succeeded by
17. Flieger-Division

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