Werner Baake

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

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]





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

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