OBLESER, Friedrich  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Obleser, Friedrich
Date of birth: February 21st, 1923 (Pottenstein/Baden/Wien, Austria)
Date of death:  June 5th, 2004 (Neunkirchen, Germany)
Nationality:  Austrian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Friedrich Obleser flew over 500 combat sorties and scored 120 aerial victories in which 8 were on the Western Front including 2 four-engine bombers.
Obleser served from 1956 until 31st March 1983 with the Bundeswehr, where he finally becamen Generalleutnant-Inspekteur der Luftwaffe. He was the last active General in the Bundeswehr with a Ritterkreuz.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Awarded on: November 8th, 1943
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: III. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on: November 14th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Staffelfüher 8. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on: March 23rd, 1944
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
- Bundeswehr photo: Beyerlein-samlung
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Obermeier E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Band 1 Jagdflieger, Verlag Hoffman, Mainz
   
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