Welter, Kurt

Date of birth:
February 25th, 1916 (Cologne-Lindenthal/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
March 7th, 1949 (Leck/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1934: Gefreiter;
1940: Feldwebel
1943: Oberfeldwebel;
1944: Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel;
1944: Leutnant;
1944: Oberleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 301, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 11, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 33 aerial victories, all but 4 of which were at night, after just 40 missions. They included 21 four-engined bombers and 7 Mosquitoes.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 10. Staffel, Nachtjagdgeschwader 11, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded after 51 aerial victories, all but 15 of which were at night.
Details:
769th Award.

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