Winterfeld, von, Alexander

Date of birth:
December 11th, 1898 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1942 (Vienna-Schwechat, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Alexander von Winterfeld was killed on 16th May 1942 at Vienna-Schwechat as Kommandeur Jagdflieger-Vorschule 4. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant der Reserve.

Total of 9 aerial victories and 15 ground targets destroyed.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his successful command of III./ JG 77 during the Balkan and Crete campaigns, as well as shooting down 6 aircraft.
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