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- Date of birth:
- February 8th, 1914 (Ailly-sur-Noye/Picary, France)
- Date of death:
- May 10th, 2008 (Salenstein, Switserland)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Flew a total of 477 sorties, during which he shot down one Soviet bomber and sank one "Frunse" class light cruiser near the Crimea.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- Staffelkapitän Stabsstaffel / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
- Awarded on:
- May 25th, 1943
Awarded after flying 440 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
- Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
- Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
- - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X