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Werner Husemann

Werner Husemann
Born (1919-11-10)10 November 1919
Died 2 February 2014(2014-02-02) (aged 94)
Bad Salzuflen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank Major
Unit NJG 1, NJG 3
Commands held 7./NJG 1
I./NJG 3

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Husemann (10 November 1919 - 2 February 2014) 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. Husemann claimed 34 aerial victories—that is, 34 aerial combat encounters resulting in the destruction of the enemy aircraft—during World War II.[Note 1]


  • Career 1
  • Awards 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
    • Citations 4.1
    • Bibliography 4.2
  • External links 5


Husemann was born on 10 November 1919 in

Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Paul Szameitat
Gruppenkommandeur of I. Nachtjagdgeschwader 3
4 January 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
  • World War 2

External links


  1. ^ Obermaier 1989, p. 138.
  2. ^ Patzwall 2008, p. 107.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 203.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 238.
  5. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 412.



  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe night fighter aces see List of German World War II night fighter aces.




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