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Leopold Münster

Leopold Münster

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
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Gender male
Birth December 13, 1920
Death May 8, 1944 (Hildesheim)
Leopold Münster
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Leopold Münster (13 December 1920 – 8 May 1944) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. Leopold Münster claimed 95 victories, 25 on the Western Front. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 12 May 1944.

Awards

  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (24 July 1941)
    • 1st Class (7 September 1941)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe on 13 September 1942 as Feldwebel and pilot
  • German Cross in Gold on 3 October 1942 as Feldwebel in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 21 December 1942 as Feldwebel and pilot in the II./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
    • 471st Oak Leaves on 12 May 1944 as Leutnant (war officer) and Staffelkapitän of the 4./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
  • ^ Thomas 1998, p. 108.
  • Patzwall 2008, p. 151.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 323.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 261.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 559.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.


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