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Walter Wolfrum
23 May 1923 (1923-05-23) (age 86)
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Walter Wolfrum
Place of birth Schmölz by Kronach
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service -1945
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 52
Commands held 1./JG 52
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Wolfrum (born 23 May 1923 in Schmölz, Germany), was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from February 1943 until the end of the war. He is credited with 137 confirmed kills.

After the war he became a successful Aerobatics pilot winning the German Championship in 1962 and taking second place in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1966.

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References

Citations
  1. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 227.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 797.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 452.
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 (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. 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.

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