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tswihrig
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hello. knight cross research

Post by tswihrig » 01 Jan 2008 10:38

Hello, im new to the forum. This is a really cool site.
I had a distant relative named Ernst Wilhelm Ihrig who was killed near Stalingrad in early 1942. He was a pilot and a knights cross recipient
and i have come to a stoping point of info. thats all i know.
Does anyone know where i could find some more info or point me into the right direction on where or what i should research.
My grandfather is 79 and was a career US Navy pilot so he would be thrilled to know any more info. I know my im quite limited on my research because it was common in that time for thing not to be as documented.
Thanks.

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 01 Jan 2008 13:28

Hello tswihrig!

Ernst-Wilhelm Ihrig recieved the Knight's Cross on 14.08.1941 as an Oberleutnant and Staffelführer 3./KG 3 "Lützow". He recieved the Knight's Cross for action over France, England and the Soviet Union.

Ernst-Wilhelm Ihrig was born on 27.07.1915 in Darmstadt and he was killed on 30.11.1942 around Zhilinscina NE of Belyj, Soviet Union. Ihrig's last rank was that of Hauptmann and his last position was Stab III./KG 3 "Lützow"

Source: Veit Scherzer "Ritterkreuzträger" (2005).


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Krollspell

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Post by Marcus » 01 Jan 2008 13:37

Welcome to the forum!

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Post by tswihrig » 02 Jan 2008 01:08

Thank you very much Doktor Krollspell and Marcus Wendel.
i cant seem to find Zhilinscina anywhere on the map does it have a new name?

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Post by tswihrig » 02 Jan 2008 01:09

Thank you very much Doktor Krollspell and Marcus Wendel.
i cant seem to find Zhilinscina anywhere on the map does it have a new name?

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