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Friedrich Obleser

Friedrich Obleser
Generalleutnant Friedrich Obleser
Born (1923-02-21)21 February 1923
Pottenstein, Austria
Died 5 June 2004(2004-06-05) (aged 81)
Neunkirchen, Austria
Years of service 1940–45, 1956–83
Unit JG 52
Commands held 8./JG 52
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Bundeswehr

Friedrich-Erich Obleser (21 February 1923 – 5 June 2004) was a German World War II fighter ace and was credited with 127 aerial victories achieved in 500 combat missions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. For his post-war service in the German Air Force, he received the Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Friedrich Obleser at one point questioned the aerial claims made by Erich Hartmann. Hartmann asked Günther Rall to have Obleser transferred to be Hartmann's wingman for a while. Obleser became a witness on some of Hartmann's claims and no longer questioned Hartmann's claims.[1]

After World War II, Friedrich Obleser settled in West Germany and continued his career in the Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr after the re-militarization of West Germany in 1955. From 1 October 1978 until his retirement on 31 March 1983, he held the position of Inspekteur der Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr. At the end of his career, he had attained the rank of Generalleutnant and was the last active general in the Bundeswehr who had received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II.



  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 26 March 1944.[5]


  1. ^ - interview by Colin Heaton
  2. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 175.
  3. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 335.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 328.
  5. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 574.

External links

  • "Friedrich Obleser". Luftwaffe (in German). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  • "Friedrich Obleser". Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45 (in German). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  • "Friedrich Obleser". Traditionsgemeinschaft Jagdgeschwader 52 (in German). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  • "Friedrich Obleser". World War II Awards. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  • "Ich denk?, ich steh?". Der Spiegel (in German) 46. 1979. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  • "Ein schöner Tod - fürs Vaterland?". Der Spiegel (in German) 35. 1982. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Erich Hohagen
Commander of Jagdgeschwader 72
1 November 1961 – 19 December 1963
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Benno Schmieder
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Meyn
Commander of Jagdbombergeschwader 31 Boelcke
December 1963 – November 1966
Succeeded by
Oberst Paul Monreal
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard Limberg
Inspekteur der Luftwaffe
1 October 1978 – 31 March 1983
Succeeded by
General Eberhard Eimler
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