Sölter, Willi

Date of birth:
July 18th, 1913 (Hann. Münden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 13th, 1995 (Uetze/Celle, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 257 sorties, during which he was shot down 5 times.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
I. / Kampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his record of successful missions on all fronts since the start of the war, which included his personally sinking a destroyer in the Mediterranean theatre.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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