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Balthasar, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1914 (Fulda/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
July 3rd, 1941 (Aire/Ardennes, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Illies
Row: 2. Grave: 78.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Balthasar was posthumously promoted to Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1940
Awarded after 23 aerial victories and the destruction of 13 aircraft on the ground. He was the most successful German fighter pilot in the Battle of France and the second Luftwaffe fighter pilot to be awarded the Knight's Cross.
62nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommodore, Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded after 40 aerial victories.
17th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht

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