Weissenberger, Theodor

Date of birth:
December 21st, 1914 (Mühlheim am Main, Germany)
Date of death:
June 10th, 1950 (Nürburgring, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of over 500 missions and achieved a total of 208 aerial victories. Of these 33 were in the west, and 8 were with the Me-262.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
10.(ZS)/Jagdgeschwader 5
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Zerst.-Staffel J.G. 77
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
6./JG 5
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 38 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 7. / Jagdgeschwader 5
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 112 aerial victories.
Details:
266th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1943
Action:
German fighters repulsed an enemy torpedo aircraft attack on a convoy in the seas up north last night and destroyed without sustaining any losses 20 enemy aircraft. Leutnant Weissenberger achieved seven aerial victories in this engagement.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1944
Action:
Hauptmann Weissenberger, group commander in a fighter wing, achieved his 200th aerial victory on the eastern front.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Zerst.-Staffel J.G. 77
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
10. (Zerst.-Staffel) / J.G. 5
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1940
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab I./Jagdgeschwader 5
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1944
Details:
Awarded for a wound inflicted on the 12th of June 1944.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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