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Lieutenant Karl "Quax" Schnörrer (March 3, 1919 - September 25, 1979) was a famous "ace" of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He flew a total of 536 missions and recorded 46 victories.

He "earned" his nickname "Quax" by crashing the difficult to control Messerschmitt 109 fighter planes. The name was taken from the movie Quax der Bruchpilot released in 1941 with the famous German actor Heinz Rühmann as Quax.

In late 1942, Walter Nowotny chose Karl to be his Kaczmarek. The two were close friends and Schnörrer had but three victories at the time. Later, in March of 1943, Anton "Toni" Döbele and Rudolf Rademacher joined with the two and created one of the most fearsome formations in the Luftwaffe, the Nowotny Schwarm. The group had a combined total of over 500 victories.

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Victories

46

Awards

Ehrenpokal (18 October 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 October 1943)
Ritterkreuz (22 March 1945)

Units

JG 54, Kommando Nowotny, JG 7

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