Messer, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
April 19th, 1917 (Pfungstadt/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
April 5th, 2008 (Pfungstadt/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
15. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader zur besonderen Verwendung 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, II. Gruppe, Transportgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Awarded in recognition of his record as a transport pilot, a role in which he served throughout the war from the very beginning. By the time of his reception of the Knight’s Cross he had completed a total of over 600 front flights.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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