Werlin, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
November 22nd, 1914 (Graz, Austria)
Date of death:
September 12th, 1948 (Starnberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 299 combat missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
I./ Kampf-Geschwader 27
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I./Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke"
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1942
Action:
Werlin was awarded the Knight's Cross after flying 299 combat missions in the skies over England and the southern Soviet Union, and claiming the following material successes...

- 2 tankers (20,000 GRT)
- 3 ships damaged
- 40 aircraft destroyed on the ground
- ~150 vehicles
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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