Zellot, Walter

Date of birth:
October 6th, 1920 (Spittal an der Drau, Austria)
Date of death:
September 10th, 1942 (Stalingrad, Russia)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Leutnant.

Career:
?: 1. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 53;
?: Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 53.

Walter Zellot was killed in action on September 10th, 1942 when his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 "Schwarze 10" was shot down near Stalingrad by Soviet anti aircraft artillery.
By this date he had completed 296 missions and was credited with 85 aircraft shot down.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53 "Pik As", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53 "Pik As", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
Awarded after his 84th aerial victory.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53 "Pik As", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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