Oberländer, Werner

Date of birth:
December 16th, 1912 (Bankauermühle/Schwetz, Germany)
Date of death:
October 12th, 1996 (Kaufbeuren, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant
Unit:
2. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 2. / Kampfgeschwader 55
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1943
Action:
Awarded in recognition of his total of 263 bomber sorties flown, during which he achieved his greatest operational success on the Eastern front. Here he distinguished himself, among other things, by scoring several direct hits on Rostov's railway station (19.07.1942), placing a direct hit on an engine factory in Stalingrad (25.08.1942) and by striking against shipping on the Volga.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

Photo