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Oberstabsarzt Dr. med. Ernst Gadermann (born 25 December, 1913 in Wuppertalmarker – died 26 November, 1973 in Hamburgmarker) was Germanmarker World War II doctor in the Sanitätsdienst . After World War II he became a well known cardiologist.

During World War II he flew more than 850 combat missions as aerial gunner in the Junkers Ju 87 . From May 1944 until his last mission on 9 February 1945 he flew with the most decorated German serviceman of the war, Hans-Ulrich Rudel. On this last mission he saved Rudel's life by pulling him from their severely damaged Ju 87 and applying first aid. Rudel's lower leg had been almost shot off, but he managed to land the aircraft before losing consciousness.

Gadermann was chief of the 1972 Summer Olympics sports medicine faculty. He died of heart attack on 26 November 1973 in Hamburgmarker on his way to a lecture.



  1. For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces
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