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Beutelspacher, Ernst

Date of birth:
July 21st, 1920 (Auerbach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 22nd, 1944 (Focsani. Rumania)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Ernst Beutelspacher was born at Auerbach on July 21st, 1920.

He was placed with II. Schulgruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in May 1941. The unit was transferred to Schlachtgeschwader 1 as its II.Gruppe in 1942. In 1943 Beutelspacher was appointed as Staffelführer to be transferred with his II.Gruppe to Schlachtgeschwader 2 in October, where he was appointed command of 6.Staffel.
On July 22nd, Ernst Beutelspacher was shot down by an American fighter in his Focke-Wulff 190 at 1 kilometer of Focsari, Rumania over the Siret river. Beutelspacher lost his life in this.

Ernst Beutelspacher shot a total of 5 enemy planes down in over 600 operational sorties.

Promotions:
1st March 1941: Fähnrich;
21st December 1942: Leutnant;
1943: Oberleutnant.

Career:
May 1941: II.(S.) / Lehrgeschwader 2;
1942: II. / Schlachtgeschwader 1;
1943: Staffelkapitän II. / Schlachtgeschwader 1;
October 1943: Staffelkapitän 6. / II. / Schlachtgeschwader 2.

Air victories:
6. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 (Eastern Front):
5th August 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-5;
9th August 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-3;
30th November 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-3;
11th March 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9;
23rd June 1944: Boeing B-17, 20km south of Bucharest.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
6.Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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