Fritz Fliegel (30 November 1907 – 18 July 1941) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot 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. On 18 July 1941, Fiegel was killed in action flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 during the Battle of the Atlantic in an attack on convoy OB 346. He targeted the 7,046-ton freighter Pilar de Larrinaga. However, the gunners shot his starboard wing off and he crashed into the sea, killing all on board.

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  • Fritz Fliegel (30 November 1907 – 18 July 1941) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot 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. On 18 July 1941, Fiegel was killed in action flying a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 during the Battle of the Atlantic in an attack on convoy OB 346. He targeted the 7,046-ton freighter Pilar de Larrinaga. However, the gunners shot his starboard wing off and he crashed into the sea, killing all on board. (en)
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