Tritsch, Willi

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1919 (Niederkainsbach/Erbach, Germany)
Date of death:
December 19th, 1971 (Richen/Darmstadt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of about 580 missions. Achieved a total of 20 aerial victories as well as 60 tanks destroyed.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
II. / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeuführer 1. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded due to the completion of over 400 sorties, as well as in recognition of his materiel successes which included 12 aerial victories and two 2000 ton ships sunk north of Crete.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Andrew Straube
  • Photo: Andrew Straube via www.Death-Cards.com
  • - 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

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