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Alfred Teumer

Alfred Teumer

German flying ace
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About
Occupations Fighter pilot
Countries Germany
A.K.A. Fred Teumer
Gender male
Birth February 11, 1918 (Neustadt am Rübenberge)
Death October 4, 1944
Alfred Teumer
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Biography

Alfred Teumer (11 February 1918 – 4 October 1944) was a German Luftwaffe flying ace during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is credited with 76 aerial victories claimed in over 300 combat missions.
Teumer, who was childhood friend of Martin Drewes, took command of 2. Staffel of Kommando Nowotny flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. He was killed in a flying accident on 4 October 1944 at Hesepe airfield. His Me 262 A-1a (Werknummer 170 044—factory number) had suffered engine failure.

Awards

  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (12 April 1943)
  • German Cross in Gold on 17 October 1943 as Oberleutnant in the VI./JG 54
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd and 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 19 August 1944 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 7./JG 54
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 215.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 472.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 420.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 740.


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