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Beier, Wilhelm (Nachtjagdgeschwader 2)

Date of birth:
November 18th, 1913 (Homberg-Duitsburg/Rineland, Germany)
Date of death:
July 12th, 1977 (Moers/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Beier flew a total of about 250 sorties during WWII, and he had achieved a total of 36 night victories by war's end.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1941
Awarded for achieving 14 night victories over England as a long-range night fighter in the years 1940-41.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
"Oberfeldwebel Gildner erzielte in der Nacht zum 23. April seinen 30. und Oberfeldwebel Beier seinen 15. Nachtjagdsieg."

Oberfeldwebel Gildner reached in the night to 23 April his 30th and Oberfeldwebel Beier his 15th nocturnal aerial victory.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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