Viertel, Willi

Date of birth:
September 5th, 1911 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 31st, 1943 (Gluchov, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Kiev
Plot: 3. 
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Willi Viertel lies as an unknown soldier buried at the German War Cemetery Kiev. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 7. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for flying a total of 603 combat sorties with the Ju 87, during which he inflicted the following materiel losses on the enemy...

- 24 tanks
- 3 bridges
- 17 vessels of various sizes (on Lake Ladoga)
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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