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Reinhard Seiler
30 August 1909(1909-08-30) – 6 October 1989 (aged 80)
Place of birth Rawitsch, Province of Posen
Place of death Grafengehaig, Bavaria
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Major
Unit Condor Legion, JG 54, JG 104
Commands held I./JG 54, JG 104
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwertern und Brillanten
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Major Reinhard Seiler (August 30, 1909 – October 6, 1989) was German Spanish Civil War and World War II Luftwaffe Ace, commander of Jagdgeschwader 104 and a winner of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Reinhard Seiler was credited with 109 victories during World War II. He recorded an additional 9 victories during the Spanish Civil War. He was seriously wounded in combat and declared unfit for further combat duties. He then was appointed Geschwaderkommodore of the fighter pilot training Jagdgeschwader 104 and served in this position until the end of World War II.

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Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Friday, 19 June 1942 Hauptmann Seiler, Gruppenkommandeur in einem Jagdgeschwader, hat an der Ostfront in einer Nacht drei sowjetische Transportflugzeuge und ein Jagdflugzeug abgeschossen.[5] Hauptmann Seiler, group commander in a fighter wing, shot down three transport aircraft and one fighter aircraft during one night on the Eastern front.

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Citations
  1. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 62.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 441.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 398.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, p. 167.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Alfred Müller
Commander of Jagdgeschwader 104
August, 1944 – May, 1945
Succeeded by
none

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