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Siegfried Schnell
23 January 1916(1916-01-23) – 25 February 1944 (aged 28)
Nickname Wumm
Place of birth Zielenzig
Place of death near Narva
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Major (posthumous)
Unit JG 2, JG 54
Battles/wars Operation Barbarossa
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Major Siegfried Schnell (born 23 January 1916 in Zielenzigkilled in action 25 February 1944 near Narva) was German World War II Luftwaffe 93 victories Flying ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Siegfried Schnell was killed in action on 25 February 1944 fighting against the Soviet Narva Offensive (15–28 February 1944) when he was shot down by a Soviet fighter.



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