- Date of birth:
- July 31st, 1920 (Vohren, Germany)
- Date of death:
- August 21st, 1975 (Speyer, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Vechtel was credited with 108 aerial victories claimed in some 860 combat missions, all on the Eastern Front.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- 10./JG 51 "Mölders"
- Awarded on:
- July 27th, 1944
Awarded after 93 aerial victories.
- Photo: wikipedia.com
- - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
- 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