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Reinhold Hoffmann
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Reinhold Hoffmann

Reinhold Hoffmann
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Reinhold Hoffmann (9 August 1921 – 24 May 1944) was a Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. On 24 May 1944, Reinhold Hoffmann attempted an emergency landing at Friesack following aerial combat. His Fw-190 crashed, killing him instantly. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 28 January 1945. During his career he was credited with 67 aerial victories, 3 on the Western Front and 64 on the Eastern Front.

Awards

  • Aviator badge
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (29 September 1943)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 14 November 1943 as Feldwebel in the II./Jagdgeschwader 54
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 28 January 1945 as Leutnant and pilot in the 6./Jagdgeschwader 54
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