Lippe-Weißenfeld, Prinz zur, Egmont

Date of birth:
July 14th, 1918 (Salzburg, Austria)
Date of death:
March 12th, 1944 (Ardennes near St. Hubert, Belgium)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: TH. Row: 1. Grave: 1.
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld was killed in an accident with his Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 (C9+CD) on 12th March 1944 as Kommandeur Nachtjagdgeschwader 5 with the rank of Major.
He achieved a total of 51 victories in 167 operational sorties.

Career:
20th February 1944: Kommodore Nachtjagdgeschwader 5.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1941
Action:
The following crews of night fighter aircraft highly distinguished themselves in defense of the Reich: First Oberfeldwebel Gildner, Unteroffizier Poppelmeyer and Unteroffizier Schlein, second Oberleutnant Prinz zu Lippe, Unteroffizier Renette and third Oberleutnant Semrau, Unteroffizier Peter und Unteroffizier Behrens.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 13/20.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1942
Action:
A night fighter squadron under the leadership of Hauptmann Lent and Oberleutnant Prince zu Lippe-Weißenfeld scored their 100th aerial victory in defense of the Reich on the night of 27 January.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1942
Action:
Oberfeldwebel Gildner achieved his 26th to 28th and Oberleutnant zu Lippe-Weißenfeld his 18th to 21st nocturnal aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
449th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1942
Action:
Oberleutnant zur Lippe Lippe-Weißenfeld achieved three aerial victories last night, Hauptmann Lent achieved his 35th nocturnal aerial victory.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
263rd Award.
Awarded on:
1936
Flugzeugführerabzeichen

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