April 20th, 1935: Leutnant;
January 18th, 1938: Oberleutnant;
December 1st, 1939: Hauptmann;
?: Major (postuum).
1933: 3. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
?: Kampfgruppe 88;
?: Jagdgeschwader 1;'
?: Kommandeur, 7. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 27;
1940: Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2 „Richthofen";
February 16th, 1941: Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 2 „Richthofen";
Wilhelm Balthasar was buried at the German War Cemetery Illies in France. He is the only World War 2 victim who has been buried here. While still alive he had stated if he was killed in action, he was to be buried with his father August Balthasar, who was killed in action on October 25th, 1914 and lies buried here. Father and son were buried in a common grave.
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