Wernitz, Ulrich

Date of birth:
January 21st, 1921 (Schweinitz, Germany)
Date of death:
December 23rd, 1980 (Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of approx. 240 missions, during which he destroyed 101 aircraft (all in the East) and 2 tanks.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
4./JG 54
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 82 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
3. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

Sources

  • Photo: wikipedia.com
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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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