Willius, Karl-Heinz "Charly"

Date of birth:
November 5th, 1919 (Wiesbaden/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
April 8th, 1944 (IJsselmeer, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
Plot: TE. Row: 6. Grave: 67.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl Willius was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant.
By the time of his death he had flown 371 sorties and destroyed 50 enemy aircraft.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Action:
Received the Knight's Cross for his successes as a fighter pilot primarily on the western front. He shot down a total of 50 aircraft (of which 17 were in the East, and 11 were four-engined bombers).
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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