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Batz, Wilhelm "Willi"

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1916 (Bamberg/Bavaria, Gemany)
Date of death:
September 11th, 1988 (Mauschendorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Batz achieved 237 victories during 445 sorties. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr until 30th September 1972 and finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 5. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Details:
Award 10/302.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 5. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Details:
1070th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Details:
526th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 52, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1945
Details:
145th Award.
No proof available in the Bundesarchief. Proof was given by the Gemeinschaft der Jagdflieger. The award number is therefore based on the date of the awarding.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with the number "400".
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold mit anhänger und einzatszahl

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