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Ernst-August Roth

Ernst-August Roth German general and knight's cross recipient

German general and knight's cross recipient
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Intro German general and knight's cross recipient
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1898 (Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany)
Death 26 September 1975 (Ahrensburg, Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Star sign AriesAries
Ernst-August Roth
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Biography

Ernst-August Roth (19 April 1898 – 26 September 1975) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-August Roth was captured by British troops in June 1945 and was held until March 1948.

Awards and decorations

  • Erinnerungsabzeichen für Marine-Flugzeugführer- und Beobachter
  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd Class
  • Cross of Honor
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 13 November 1941 as Oberst in Kampfgeschwader 28
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 6 November 1943 as Generalmajor and Fliegerführer Nord
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http://www.ww2awards.com/person/26090
http://www.specialcamp11.co.uk/Generalleutnant%20Ernst-August%20Roth.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/116637587
https://web.archive.org/web/20091028175832/http://geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/7729/WEHRMACHT/LUFTWAFFE/Generalleutnant/ROTH_ERNST-AUGUST.html
https://viaf.org/viaf/8144872
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q123470
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/8144872
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