Weber, Karl-Heinz

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1922 (Heringsdorf/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
June 7th, 1944 (near Rouen, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of over 500 missions, during which he shot down 136 aircraft (all on the Eastern front).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 100 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Action:
By the time of his death Weber had achieved 136 aerial victories.
Details:
529th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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