Lippert, Wolfgang

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1911 (Fraureuth/Werdau, Germany)
Date of death:
December 3rd, 1941 (General Hospital 119, Egypt)
Buried on:
German War Graves Fayid
Plot: 29. Row: D. Grave: 22.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wolfgang Lippert was pilot during the Spanish Civil War, the Campaign in the West in May-June 1940, the Battle of Britain, the Campaign on the Eastfront and in North-Africa.
He was shot down with his Messerschmitt Bf 109, Werk-Nr. 8469, over Allied territory in Egypt by Clive Caldwell of No. 250 Squadron on November 23rd, 1941. When exiting his plane he was severely injured by hitting the tailpiece of his plane and was hospitalized by the British. Here he passed away on December 3rd, 1941.

Wolfgang Lippert was credited with 30 aerial victories amongst which five during the Spanish Civil War and four at the Eastern Front.

Loopbaan:
?: I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 134 "Horst Wessel";
maart 1937: I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 53;
?: 3. Staffel, Jagdgruppe 88;
4 september 1940: Kommandeur II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 88, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
1939
Spanienkreuz, Gold mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1940
Action:
Awarded after 12 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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