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Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse (deceased)

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Pilot, 8./JG26. Having started flying prior to the war, he was appointed as an flight instructor, but risked a court martial in turning down this appointment, in favour of becoming a fighter pilot. During one mission, he scored two confirmed victories, earning him the Iron Cross. Sadly, Ottomar Kruse passed away on 9th October 2009.



Items Signed by Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse (deceased)

 Me109s take off in their continued defence against Allied bombers. ......
In Defence of the Homeland by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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Me109s take off in their continued defence against Allied bombers. ......

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 Walter Wolfrum, a Knight's Cross winning German WW2 Ace with 137 victories, in his Bf109G. ......
Walter Wolfrum by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Walter Wolfrum, a Knight's Cross winning German WW2 Ace with 137 victories, in his Bf109G. ......

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 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. ......
Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. ......

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Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse (deceased)

Squadrons for : Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse (deceased)
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Unteroffizier Ottomar Kruse (deceased). A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG26

Country : Germany

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JG26

Jagdgeschwader 26 Schlageter was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. It operated mainly in Western Europe against Great Britain, France and the United States but also saw service against Russia. It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter, a World War I veteran and Freikorps member arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923.

Commanders of II. Gruppe JG 26

Hptm. Werner Palm, 1 May 1939 – 27 June 1939
Hptm Herwig Knüppel, 28 June 1939 – 19 May 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 20 May 1940 – 31 May 1940
Hptm. Erich Noack, 1 June 1940 – 24 July 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 25 July 1940 – 16 August 1940
Hptm Erich Bode, 17 August 1940 – 3.10.40
Hptm Walter Adolph, 4 October 1940 – 18 September 1941
Hptm Joachim Müncheberg, 19 September 1941 – 21 July 1942
Hptm Conny Meyer, 22 July 1942 – 2 January 1943
Maj Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland, 3 January 43 – 17 August 1943
Hptm Hans Naumann, 18 August 1943 – 8 September 1943
ObLt Johannes Seifert, 9 September 1943 – 25 November 1943
Maj Wilhelm Gäth, 26 November 1943 – 1 March 1944
Hptm Hans Naumann, 2 March 1944 – 28 June 1944
Hptm Emil Lang, 29 June 1944 – 3 September 1944
Hptm Georg-Peter Eder, 4 September 1944 – 8 October 1944
Maj Anton Hackl, 9 October 1944 – 29 January 45
ObLt Waldemar Radener, 30 January 1945 – 22 February 1945
Hptm Paul Schauder, 23 February 1945 – 1 May 1945

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