Kaiser, Wilhelm (LW-Stuka)

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1914 (Pockau/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 24th, 1993 (Niedernhausen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

01.10.35 (01.11.35?) : entered the Luftwaffe.
01.01.38 : promoted Leutnant.
01.04.38 : as Lt., assigned to Fliegergruppe 50 in summer 1938 and
then to II./St.G. 163 (later III./St.G. 2) on 01.11.38.
10.05.40 : Lt., in 9./St.G. 2 WIA - Ju 87 B lost ivo Vroenhoven, crashed near Roosteren.
01.06.40 : promoted Oblt.
10.40 with 2./St.G. 2. - Adj. of III./St.G. 2.
21(22?).05.41 : Oblt. in 2./St.G. 2, shot down over Canea Bay/Crete, but rescued from the sea and returned to unit.
1941 WIA.
07.41 : appointed Staka in III./St.G.2.
08.41 : appointed Adjutant III./St.G. 2.
20.10.41 : Oblt., awarded the Ehrenpokal as Oblt., Adj. III./St.G. 2.
19.01.42 : Oblt., awarded the DKiG as Adj. III./St.G. 2.
04.02.42 : awarded Ritterkreuz on completion of 125 combat missions as Adj. III./St.G. 2.
01.04.42 : promoted Hptm. (advanced from 01.10.42).
07.42 : transfered to Stukaschule 2 Graz and a few months later began general staff training.
09.43 : assigned to Stab/General der Schlachtflieger as a weapons and bombs specialist.
01.07.43 : as Hptm., appointed Ia op 2/1. Fliegerdivision and temporary Ia / Luftflotte 6.
02.08.44 : appointed acting Ia / II. Fliegerkorps.
15.10.44 : appt Ic/II. Jagdkorps.
Credited with 180 missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1938
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
9./St.G. 2
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
Action:
his Ju 87 B lost ivo Vroenhoven, crashed near Roosteren.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Sturzkampfgeschwader
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
2./ Stuka Geschwader 2
Awarded on:
May 1941
Action:
shot down over Canea Bay/Crete, but rescued from the sea and returned to unit.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Familie
  • Photo: Family
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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