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Werner Machold

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Name  Werner Machold
Rank  Oberleutnant
Years of service  ?–1945
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Unit  Jagdgeschwader 2
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Battle of Britain
Died  April 2, 1968, Landsberg am Lech, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Battle of Britain, World War II

Werner Machold (29 July 1913 – 2 April 1968) was a German Luftwaffe ace 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. On 9 June 1941, Werner Machold received fire from a destroyer that he was attacking near Portland, his plane was forced to land and he was taken prisoner by British troops. He remained in captivity until the end of the war. He was credited with 32 aerial victories during the war, all of them against Western forces.

Awards

  • Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 5 September 1940 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
  • References

    Werner Machold Wikipedia


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