Heinz Bretschneider

Heinz Walter Bretschneider
Born 26 March 1913
Meinersdorf
Died 16 March 1971(1971-03-16) (aged 57)
Ahlen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1934–1945
?–1969
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Condor Legion
Flak-Regiment 13
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Walter Bretschneider (26 March 1913 – 16 March 1971) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinz Bretschneider joined the post war Bundeswehr, rising to the rank of Oberstleutnant.

Awards

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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