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Fritz Aechtner

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Name  Fritz Aechtner
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Years of service  1934–45
Rank  Oberfeldwebel
Other work  Carpentry
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Unit  Nahaufklarungs-Gruppe 5
Battles/wars  World War II Eastern Front
Died  May 1, 2007, Nuremberg, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Eastern Front, World War II

Fritz Aechtner (4 March 1916 – 1 May 2007) was a German Luftwaffe reconnaissance pilot 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.


  • Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class and 1st Class (1942)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe on 13 September 1942 as Oberfeldwebel and observer
  • German Cross in Gold on 12 January 1943 as Oberfeldwebel in the 2.(H)/Aufklarungsgruppe 21
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 December 1944 as Oberfeldwebel, pilot and observer in the 1./Nahaufklarungs-Gruppe 5
  • References

    Fritz Aechtner Wikipedia

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