- Date of birth:
- April 2nd, 1915 (Beckingen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
- Date of death:
- February 5th, 2009 (Neustadt an der Weinstraße/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Flew in a total of 505 combat missions, which were counted as approximately 573 front flights.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Beobachter 4. / Kampfgeschwader 55
- Awarded on:
- April 3rd, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his participation in approximately 450 bomber sorties.
- Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
- Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
- - URBANKE, AXEL & KAISER, JOCHEN, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger, Luftfahrtverlag-Start, 2011.
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Ritterkreuz Archiv II/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Juni 2009, ISSN 1866-4709