Stuka and Assault Pilot Knights Cross Holders

Most of the missions where flewn in the Ju 87 if not noticedotherwise. Ranks listed are the ending rank of each KC holder.

Heinz Günther Amelung

Anton Andorfer

Erich Axthammer


Hans von Bargen

Gerhardt Bauer

Gerhard Bauhaus

Ludwig Bellof

Helmut Benkendorff
  • Leutnant
  • Born: Berlin-Pankow, 8.12.10
  • KC in March, 1944
  • Total 666 missions


Alois Berndel
  • Oberfeldwebel (as a rear gunner)
  • Born: Oedt an der Wild (Austria), 16.12.18
  • KC in June, 1944
  • Total 859 missions, almost all missions flown as rear gunner to Friedrich Lang

Ernst Beutelspacher


Heinz Bevernis
  • Oberfeldwebel (as a rear gunner)
  • Born: Stralsund, 12.11.14
  • KC in September, 1942 (posthumously)
  • Killed in July, 1942
  • Total 562 missions, almost all flown with Hartmut Schairer

Arnulf Blasig

Karl Bleckl Photo
Karl Bleckl
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Wien 26.9.19
  • KC in November, 1942
  • Total 950 missions, about 200 with Fw 190

Günther Bleckmann

Josef Blümel

Albert Bock

Helmuth Bode

Alwin Boerst

Hans-Joachim Brand

Johannes Brandenburg

Rudolf Braun

Wilhelm Bromen

Helmuth Bruck

Heinrich Brücker

Hermann Buchner

Robert Bumen

Leonhard Burr


Udo Cordes
Richard Czekay

Kurt Dahlmann
Friedrich Karl Frhr von Dalwick zu Lichtenfels
Paul Friedrich Darjes
Herbert Dawedeit


Erwin-Peter Diekwisch
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Bushhütten/Kreis Siegen 12.8.20
  • KC in October, 1942
  • Total 934 missions with Ju 87 and Fw 190
  • 12 aerial victories

Max Diepold


Bruno Dilley
  • Major
  • Born: Gumbinnen/Ostpreussen 29.8.13
  • KC in June, 1942
  • Oak leaves to the KC in January, 1943
  • Total 650 missions

Oskar Dinort
Georg Dörffel
Werner Dörnbrack
Otto Dommeratzky
Paul Dose
Alfred Druschel

Helmut Eberspächer
Heinz Erdhofer
Walter Ennecerus
Wolgang Ensle
Josef Enzensberger
Heinrich Eppen

Konrad Fechner


Ernst Fick
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Weidenau/Sieg 13.8.12
  • KC in September, 1942 (posthomously)
  • Total 220 missions
  • Landed 5 times behind enemy lines to rescue downed aircrews

Helmut Fickel
Ernst Filius


Heinz Fischer
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Berlin-Dahlem 22.5.17
  • KC in November, 1942 (posthomously)
  • Total 465 Missions


Siegfried Fischer
  • Oberfeldwebel
  • Born: Pommersdorf/Kreis Hohenelbe Sudetenland 27.11.18
  • KC in February, 1945
  • Total 713 missions, 123 with fw 190
  • 15 aerial victories, 80 tank kills

Karl Fitzner
Josef Flögel
Heinz Frank
Bruno Freitag
Immo Fritzsche
Rupert Frost

Ernst Gadermann


Peter Gassmann
  • Major
  • Born: Bonn/Rhein 4.12.10
  • KC in May, 1942
  • Total over 800 Missions
  • From 1944 Kommodore SG 1

Johannes Gehrmann
Alfred Gies
Alexander Gläser
Siegfried Göbel
Horst Görtler
Manfred Goetze


Kurt Goldbruch
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Bodenbach/Sudetenland 13.8.19
  • KC in January, 1945
  • Killed April, 1945
  • Total approximatley 550 to 600 missions

Karl Golles
Heinz Graber

Gerhard Grenzel

  • Leutnant
  • Born: Brandenburg/Havel 13.5.15
  • KC in May, 1940
  • As Unteroffizier, the first Luftwaffe NCO KC holder
  • Missing in action January, 1941
  • Total number of missions unknown

Josef Grewe
Osmar Griebel
Freiherr Horst Grote
Karl-Georg Geschwendtner
Paul Günther
Erwin Gutzmann


August Hachtel
  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Stuttgart 6.3.16
  • KC in January, 1942
  • Total over 500 missions
  • Transferred to Erprobungskommando 16
  • Downed 2 four-engined bombers with a Me 163


Walter Hagen
  • Generalmajor
  • Born: Kiel 16.3.1897
  • KC in July, 1940
  • Oak leaves to the KC in February, 1942
  • Geschwaderkommodore St G 1 from fall 1941 to the end of 1942


Karl Hager
  • Feldwebel
  • Born: Stadl-Paura (Austria) 20.7.19
  • KC in February, 1944 (posthomously)
  • Killed in accident February, 1944
  • Total over 600 missions

Paul Haidle
Theodor Haker
Bernhard Hamester


Erich Hanne
  • Leutnant
  • Born: Clauen bei Peine 19.3.20
  • KC in August, 1942
  • Killed in September, 1942
  • Total 538 missions

Jürgen Harang
Werner Haugk
Alfred Heiduschka
Otto Heinrich
Erwin Hentschel
Karl Henze
Wilfried Herling
Horst Hermann
Franz Hettinger
Hubertus Hitschhold
Günter Hitz
Willi Hörner
Anton Hörwick
Herbert von Hoffer-Sulmthal


Walter Hoffmann
  • Leutnant
  • Born: Thiemendorf/Kreis Lauban in Schlesien 23.2.15
  • KC in June, 1944
  • Total 694 missions


Werner Hoffmann
  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Hersbruck/Mittelfranken 7.8.20
  • KC in August, 1944
  • Killed Februaty, 1945
  • Total over 500 missions

Günter Honnefeller
Werner Honsberg


Paul-Werner Hozzel
  • Oberstleutnant
  • Born: Hamburg 16.10.10
  • KC in May, 1940
  • Oak leaves to the KC in April, 1943
  • From 1939 to July 1941 Kommodore I/St G 1
  • Geschwaderkommodore St G 2 from October 1941 to February 1943

Josef Huber
Siegfried Huber
Anton Hübsch
Kurt Huhn


Otto Hulsch
  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Rochau/Altmark 14.9.21
  • KC in February, 1944
  • Killed January, 1945
  • Total approximately 600 missions

Eberhard Jacob
Erhardt Jähnert
Egbert Jaeckel


Hans-Joachim Jäschke
  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Niesky/Schlesien 18.7.21
  • KC in March, 1944
  • Killed July, 1944
  • Total approximately 600 missions
  • Over 70 tank kills

Georg Jakob
Karl Janke
Ewald Janssen
Georg Jauernik


Jakob Jenster
  • Leutnant
  • Born: Kleve/Rheinland 14.3.17
  • KC in February, 1944
  • Total 960 missions, 360 anti-tank missions w/ Ju 87 cannon aircraft
  • Destroyed over 100 tanks

Hermann Jochems
Berhard Johannes


Wilhelm Joswig
  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Klein-Zechen/Kreis Johannisburg, Ostpreussen 2.2.12
  • KC in February, 1944
  • Total 820 Missions, 70 with Fw 190
  • 88 Tank kills, sunk 3 ships and 1 submarine, and 2 aerial victories
  • Landed 3 times behind enemy lines rescuing downed aircrews

Wilhelm Joswig
Heinz Jungclaussen

Wilhelm Kaiser

Horst Kaubisch

  • Major
  • Born: Freital-Zaucherode/Sachsen 3.12.15
  • KC in November, 1942
  • Oak leaves in June, 1944
  • Killed February, 1945
  • Total approximately 1000 missions

Anton Keil

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Plattling Niederbayern 21.10.10
  • KC in August, 1940
  • Killed August, 1941
  • Total 132 Missions

Heinz-Georg Kempken
Karl Kennel
Franz Kieslich
Gunter Kilian
Johann Klaus

  • Oberleutnant
  • Born Tries/Mosel 4.9.18
  • KC in March, 1944
  • Total 812 missions, 150 with Fw 190
  • 65 tank kills and 2 aerial victories

Wilhelm Klüber

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Nürnberg 28.1.14
  • KC in April, 1943
  • Killed July, 1944
  • Total 551 missions, 12 with FW 190

Hans-Jürgen Klussmann

  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Hannover 11.4.23
  • KC in November, 1944
  • Total 698 missions, over 70 with Fw 190
  • 3 aerial victories

Hans-Günther Koene
Helmut Köster
Anton Korol
Walter Krauss
Hans Krohn
Hans Krumminga
Christian Künkel
Andreas Kuffner
Kurt Kuhlmey
Kurt Kuhlmey

  • Oberst
  • Born: Insterburg/Ostpreussen 19.11.13
  • KC in July, 1942
  • Total 500 missions, 30 with Fw 190
  • From April 1943 to February 1945 Geschwaderkommodore St G 3.
  • From March 1945 to April 1945 Geschwaderkommodore SG 2

Ernst Kupfer

Erenfried Lagois
August Lambert
Friedrich Lang

  • Major
  • Born: Mährisch-Trübau/Sudetenland 12.1.15
  • KC in November, 1941
  • Oak leaves to the KC in November, 1942
  • Swords to the KC in July, 1944
  • Total 1008 missions
  • From April 1943 to April 1944 kommodore III/St G 1.
  • Acting Geschw. Kommodore of SG 2 for several days in February, 1945

Joachim Langbehn

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Uklei bei Lübeck 2.11.10
  • KC in March, 1943 (posthomously)
  • Killed November, 1942
  • Total approximately 400 missions

Theodor Langhart
Paul Langkopf
Kurt Lau
Lothar Lau
Hans-Joachim Lehmann
Helmut Leicht
Ludwig Leingärtner

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Bittenbrunn bei Neuburg 22.12.19
  • KC in February, 1944
  • Total 540 missions

Walter Linke
Karl-Hermann Lion

  • Major
  • Born: Saarlouis 5.11.10
  • KC in June, 1942
  • Total 670 mission, approximately 80 with FW 190
  • Sunk 1 destroyer, 1 minelayer, 2 gunboats, 2 supply ships, plus 5 aerial victories
  • From November 1943 to May 1945 Kommodore I/St G 1

Hans-Georg Lohmeyer
Friedrich Lorenz

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Dresden 9.6.16
  • KC in July, 1943 (posthomously)
  • Total 350 Missions

Günther Ludigkeit
Hans Ludwig
Hanns Luhr
Johannes Lutter

Helmuth Mahlke

  • Oberstleutnant
  • Born: Berlin-Lankwitz 27.8.13
  • KC in July, 1941
  • Total 159 missions
  • From 2 July 1940 to 8 April 1942 Kommodore III/St G 1

Robert-George Freiherr von Malapert-Neufville

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Darmstadt 7.8.12
  • KC in January, 1942
  • Oak leaves to the KC on 8.6.42 (posthomously)
  • Killed May, 1942
  • Total 510 missions
  • From March 1942 to May 1942 Kommodore II/St G 1

Hans Meier
Johannes Meinicke
Josef Menapace
Bruno Meyer
Hans-Adolf Meyer

  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Nordstrand/Kreis Husum 19.9.20
  • KC in April, 1944
  • Killed in accident July, 1944
  • Total 402 missions

Heinz Meyer
Heinrich Meyering
Wilhelm Meyn
Martin Möbus

  • Major
  • Born: Zeisdorf/Kreis Sorau (Lausitz)
  • KC in May, 1940
  • Oak leaves to the KC in April, 1944
  • Killed in a car accident June, 1944
  • Total over 800 missions
  • Sunk 1 cruiser, 1 tanker, destroyed over 60 tanks
  • From July 1943 acting Kommodore I/St G 5, later official Kommodore of I/St G 5

Erich Morgenstern

  • Oberfeldwebel (as a rear gunner)
  • Born: Rothenthal (Erzgebirge) 14.1.20
  • KC in May, 1944
  • Total missions over 700, most of them flown as gunner to Martin Möbus
  • 5 aeral Victories as gunner

Martin Mossdorf
Rudolf Mrkva
Erich Müller
Günther Müller
Ulrich Mundt

  • Oberfeldwebel
  • Born: Berlin-Lichtenberg 24.10.15
  • KC in November, 1944
  • Killed January, 1945
  • Total missions 537
  • Sunk 1 supply ship and destroyed 40 tanks

Helmut Naumann
Frank Neubert
Rudolf Neuman

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Raspenau/Kreis Friedland (Sudetenland) 24.9.20
  • KC in April, 1945
  • Total 550 missions, 70 with Fw 190

Fritz Neumüller
Heinz Niehuus
Erhard Nippa
Wilhelm Noller
Theodor Nordmann

  • Major
  • Born: Dorsten/Westfalen
  • KC in September, 1941
  • Oak leaves to the KC in March, 1943
  • Swords to the KC in September, 1944
  • Killed in ramming accident January, 1945
  • Total approximately 1200 missions, about 200 with Fw 190
  • From 26 August to 9 December 1942 as acting Kommodore of III/St G 1
  • From 1 April 1943 as acting kommodore of II/St G 3
  • 1 April official Kommodore II/SG 3

Rainer Nossek

Alfons Orthofer
Ernst Orzegowski
Franz Oswald
Maximillian Otte

Erich Pätz
Werner Panse

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Berlin 19.12.21
  • KC in May, 1944
  • Total 635 missions, about 100 with the Fw 190

Kurt-Albert Pape
Wolf-Dietrich Peitsmeyer
Dieter Pekrun
Dietrich Peltz
Erich Peter
Hans Peterburs
Johannes Pfeiffer
Artur Pipan

  • Hauptmann
  • Born Velden (Kärnten, Austria) 5.12.19
  • KC in April, 1944
  • Total 758 missions, 85 with Fw 190
  • From March 1945 to the end of the war acting Kommodore of I/SG 1

Herbert Piske
Friedrich Platzer
Kurt Plenzat
Waldemar Plewig
Hubert Pölz
Georg Pöthig
Gustav Pressler

  • Oberstleutnant
  • Born: Hamburg 13.10.12
  • KC in February, 1942
  • Total 530 missions, 6 with Me 110
  • From March 1944 to September 1944 Geschwaderkommodore of SG 1

Herbert Rabben
Ernst-Christian Reusch

  • Major
  • Born: Wiesbaden 19.9.16
  • KC in November, 194
  • Killed in accident January, 1945
  • Total 765 missions
  • From March 1944 to his death Kommodore of II/SG 1

Rudi Reussner
Wolfram Frhr von Richthofen
Kurt Rick
Klaus Riebicke
Kurt Riegel
Joachim Rieger

  • Hauptmann
  • Born Berlin 9.3.14
  • KC in March, 1942 (posthomously)
  • Total 257 missions

Otto Ritz
Werner Roell
Franz Roka

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Ferdinandsberg (Romania) 22.3.18
  • KC in October, 1943
  • Missing in Action October, 1943 (probably killed by Partisans)
  • Total 515 missions
  • 50 tanks destroyed and 4 aerial victories

Gerhard Rothe

  • Fahnenjunker (as a rear gunner)
  • Born: Netschau an der Oder 11.11.19
  • KC in November, 1943
  • Total approximately 850 missions, most flown as rear gunner to Theodor Nordmann

Hans-Ulrich Rudel
Rudolf-Heinz Ruffer
Hermann Ruppert

Hans-Karl Sattler
Elmar Schaefer

  • Major
  • Born: Bonn/Rhein 28.5.13
  • KC in May, 1940
  • Total mission unknown

Hartmut Schairer

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Nagold/Schwarzwald 16.9.16
  • KC in August, 1941
  • Killed July, 1942
  • Total 562 missions

Hans Schalanda

  • Haptmann
  • Born: Wien 7.2.21
  • KC in April, 1943
  • Killed March, 1945
  • Total 933 missions, 41 with Fw 190
  • Shot down 7 times and on one occasion brought back a Soviet POW

Wolfgang Schenck
Horst Schiller

  • Major
  • Born Berlin 6.9.17
  • KC in 1944 (posthomously)
  • Missing in action June, 1943
  • Total 466 missions
  • Sunk 1 destroyer and 2 supply ships, 17 tank kills
  • From December, 1943 to June, 1943 acting kommodore I/St G 3

Karl Schrepfer

  • Major
  • Born Augsburg 10.2.17
  • KC in June, 1942
  • Oak leaves to the KC in April, 1945
  • Total over 800 missions
  • From fall 1943 to 15 April, kommodore of I/SG 151
  • From 16 April, 1944 acting kommodore later official kommodore of III/St G 1

Gustav Schubert

  • Oberleutnant
  • Born: Königszelt/Kreis Schweidnitz in Schlesien 11.11.16
  • KC in May, 1943
  • Oak leaves in October, 1944
  • Killed Janauary, 1945
  • Total over 1100 missions, some of them in Fw 190
  • 70 tank kills and 3 aerial victories

Hans Steinwachs

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Mannheim 13.3.15
  • KC in Febuary, 1944
  • Missing in action February, 1945
  • Total approximately 600 missions, mostly with Ju 87
  • From September 1944 acting kommodor II/SG 151

Egon Stoll-Berberich

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Gera/Thüringen 17.6.13
  • KC in February, 1944
  • Total 734 missions, about 75 with Fw 190

Egon Thiem

  • Major
  • Born: Posen 5.10.11
  • KC in July, 1940
  • Total 300 missions as assault pilot in Hs 123, Me 109 and Fw 190
  • From October, 1944 acting kommodore I/SG 10

Johann Trummer

  • Oberfelwebel (as a rear gunner)
  • Born: Branau/Inn (Austria) 23.10.20
  • KC in May, 1944
  • Total 710 missions, 650 flown with Erwin-Peter Diekwisch

Willi Viertel

  • Hauptmann
  • Born: Breslau 5.9.11
  • KC in February, 1944 (posthomously)
  • Killed August, 1943
  • Total 603 missions

Johann Zemsky

  • Hauptmann
  • Born Wien 11.4.09
  • KC in February, 1942
  • Oak leaves to the KC in September, 1942
  • Killed August, 1942
  • Total 601 missions
  • From August 1941 kommodore II/St G 1