Joswig, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1912 (Klein Zechen/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 7th, 1989 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg , Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Joswig finally reached the rank of Oberleutnant.

Flew a total of 820 sorties (including 70 with the Fw 190), in which he claimed the following enemy materiel destroyed…

- 1 submarine
- 3 ships
- 88 tanks
- 13 bridges
- 2 trains
- 2 aerial victories

Over the course of his career he also rescued 3 aircrews from behind enemy lines.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after flying over 750 ground attack sorties, achieving great success in the process.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1943
Details:
P/S states Josswig, Wilhelm
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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