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Reschke, Willi

Date of birth:
February 3rd, 1922 (Mühlow/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 5th, 2017 (Crossen, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Reschke flew about 70 missions during his career in which he recorded 27 victories. All he claimed over the Western Front, including 20 four-engine bombers. Three claims were made flying the Ta 152. He was shot down 8 times, bailing out five times, and was wounded once.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
1. / Jagdgeschwader 301
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1945
Details:
Awarding is not recorded in the Bundesarchiv.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer Stab Jagsgeschwader 301
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Dobri Dobrev
  • - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Odensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger
    - Aces of the Luftwaffe

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