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Walter Krupinski - Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
Rank: Hauptmann (captain)
Date of Award: March 2, 1944
Cross Class: Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
Branch of Service: Luftwaffe
Description of Action: Walter Krupinski (November 11, 1920 - October 7, 2000) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace of World War II and a senior West German air force officer after the war. He was one of the highest-scoring pilots, accredited with 197 victories in 1,100 sorties. Krupinski was one of the first to fly the Me 262 jet fighter in combat as a member of the famous aces squadron JV 44[1] led by Adolf Galland. Ref Wikipedai
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