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Maj Walter Nowotny

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Maj Walter Nowotny

  • Birth 7 Dec 1920 Gmund, Gmünd Bezirk, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria
  • Death 8 Nov 1944 Osnabrücker Stadtkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
  • Plot Family
  • Memorial ID 7956652

German Ace jet fighter pilot. He operated over the Russian Eastern Front and amassed 255 downings of Russian aircraft. Major Nowotny was placed in charge of the fledgling 1st squadron comprised of newly developed jet fighters. In the closing days of the war, suffering the same fate of most Nazi ace pilots, he was killed when his jet fighter crashed near Achmer, Germany. Only a few parts of his body were recoved and identification was made by his main decoration found at the scene, "The Knight's Cross." The remains were buried in the family plot at Zentralfriedhof Cemetery located in Vienna, Austria

Bio by: Donald Greyfield


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Donald Greyfield
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7956652
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Walter Nowotny (7 Dec 1920–8 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7956652, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .