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Ernst Börngen

Ernst Börngen
Born 7 February 1916
Meuselwitz
Died 30 June 1989(1989-06-30) (aged 73)
Mering
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit JG 27
Commands held I./JG 27
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Börngen (7 February 1916 – 30 June 1989) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst Börngen claimed 41 victories in 450 missions.

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External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939–1945
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe

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