Weiß, Robert

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1920 (Baden, Austria)
Date of death:
December 29th, 1944 (Lengerich/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Robert Weiß achieved 121 victories in 471 operational sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
I. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1943
Details:
Award 1/219
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 10. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 70 aerial victories.
Details:
1064th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Action:
Awarded posthumously after 121 aerial victories (of which around 90 were in the East).
Details:
782nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collectie, the Netherlands
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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