Weiß, Otto Albert Bernhard

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1907 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 19th, 1955 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto Weiß achieved a total of 520 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur II.(Schlacht) / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for the outstanding achievements of his Gruppe during the campaign in France, where they participated in the battles at Maastricht, Eben Emael, the 6th Army's crossing points over the Meuse, Liège and Namur. They were particularly successful at Cambrai, where they smashed an attempted French flanking attack and destroyed 40 tanks along with numerous trucks and their mounted infantry.
Details:
32nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur II.(Schlacht) / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded after 430 sorties.
Details:
52nd Award.

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