Gänsler, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1919 (Arnstadt/Thüringen, Germany)
Date of death:
November 22nd, 1985 (Calw/Wurttemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Gänsler participated in 17 night victories as Becker’s rear gunner
before being assigned to Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, with whom he participated
another 98 night victories.
Gänsler was recommended for Eichenlaub to the Ritterkreuz des Eiserne Kreuzes on March 8th 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
12. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Bordschütze, Stab, IV. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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