Werner Baake

Werner Baake
Born 1 November 1918
Nordhausen
Died 15 July 1964(1964-07-15) (aged 45)
Heilsbronn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Unit NJG 1
Commands held I./NJG 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Pilot for Deutsch Lufthansa

Werner Baake (1 November 1918 – 15 July 1964) was a German Luftwaffe night fighter 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. Baake claimed 41 nocturnal aerial victories in 195 combat missions. [Note 1]

Awards

Notes

References

Citations
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe
Military offices
Preceded by
Major Paul Förster
Commander of I. Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
2 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.