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Arnulf Blasig

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Years of service  1936ā€“1945 1950sā€“1972
Name  Arnulf Blasig
Commands held  IV./LG 1
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)  West Germany
Rank  Major (Wehrmacht) Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of Belgium Battle of France Battle of Britain Operation Barbarossa
Died  November 13, 1998, Herborn, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War II, Invasion of Poland, Battle of Belgium, Battle of France, Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa
Unit  Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Lehrgeschwader 1, Sturzkampfgeschwader 5

Arnulf Blasig (30 December 1913 ā€“ 13 November 1998) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. In the 1950s he joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1972 as an Oberst.

Awards and decorations

  • Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Order of the Cross of Liberty (Finland)
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 July 1942 as Hauptmann in the 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 5
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 September 1941 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of the IV.(Stuka)/Lehrgeschwader 1
  • Federal Cross of Merit 1st class
  • References

    Arnulf Blasig Wikipedia

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