- Date of birth:
- October 18th, 1919 (Nassau,Hesse)
- Date of death:
- September 25th, 1944 (Moers,Rhine Province)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Flew a total of over 300 sorties in the western and Mediterranean theatres, in which he achieved 14 aerial victories (3 as a bomber pilot, 6 four-engined bombers by night and 1 by day with the 'Wilde Sau' units, and 2 additional bombers plus 2 fighters during daylight interception missions in the home defense).
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