- August Lambert
Infobox Military Person
unit=SchlG 1, SG 2, SG 77
World War II
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
August Lambert (born
18 February 1916in Kleestadt district of Dieburg- Killed in action 17 April 1945in Kamenz) was a former dive-bomber and ground attack pilot who became a Luftwaffe fighter aceand recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron CrossFellgiebel] during World War II.
An experienced pilot with II./
SG 2, the unit was heavily involved in Crimean campaign during early-mid 1944, and in addition to its usual ground-attack work flew interception sorties, claiming some 247 Soviet aircraft shot down. Leutnant Lambert claimed some 70 kills during one three week period.
On the morning of
April 17, 1945 LeutnantGerhard Bauer, OberleutnantAugust Lambert, and another pilot were taking off from Kamenz for a mission to the front when American P-51Ds of the 55th Fighter Groupappeared. Bauer's FW 190 F-9 "Black 1 +" was quickly shot down north of Kuckau, about eight kilometres east-south-east of Kamenz. August Lambert and another 8./SG 77 pilot tried desperately to get away, but could not lose their pursuers. Lambert was shot down in FW 190 F-8 "Black 9 +" just north of Hoyerswerda, a town some 20 km north-north-east of Kamenz.
Lambert was officially credited with shooting down 116 enemy aircraft, all claimed on the Eastern front.
German Crossin Gold (1 October 1944)
Iron Cross2. and 1. class
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross(14 May 1944)
* Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. "Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945". Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
* Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. "Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II" (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
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