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Werner Panitzki

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Allegiance  Germany
Died  2 June 2000
Service/branch  German Air Force
Years of service  World War II Cold War
Rank  Generalleutnant
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Born  27 May 1911 (1911-05-27)
Commands held  Inspector of the Air Force CS Air Force Staff CS Armed Forces Staff 4th Air Defence Division

Generalleutnant Werner Panitzki (27 May 1911 in Kiel – 2 June 2000) was a German Air Force general. He was Inspector of the Air Force, the senior air force appointment, from 1962 to 1966.

On 25 August 1966, the Federal Minister of Defence, Kai-Uwe von Hassel, dismissed Panitzki, at his own request, because Panitzki in an interview had characterized the procurement of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter fighter aircraft as a "purely political decision".

References

Werner Panitzki Wikipedia


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