Weßling, Otto

Date of birth:
September 23rd, 1913 (Bad Harzburg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 19th, 1944 (Eschwege, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

By the time of his death he had flown approximately 500 missions and achieved a total of 83 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
9./Jagdgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
9./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 50/68 aerial victories (according to which source you use).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
11./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet"
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Action:
Awarded posthumously after 83 aerial victories, including >12 four-engined bombers.
Details:
530th award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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