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Gustav Francsi

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Gustav Francsi

Gustav Francsi
Born 4 November 1914
Hannover, Germany
Died 6 October 1961(1961-10-06) (aged 46)
Catalonia, Spain
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit Luftwaffe
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gustav Francsi (4 November 1914 – 6 October 1961) was a German night fighter ace. He served in NJG 100 and accumulated 56 night fighter victories.[1][Note 1]


  • Awards 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
    • Citations 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2



  1. ^ See List of German World War II night fighter aces
  2. ^ According to Scherzer as pilot in the 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 100.[3]



  1. ^ "World War 2 - FRANCSI, Gustav-Eduard". Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 184.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 315.


  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1939 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann.  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
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