Benseler, Gotthilf

Date of death:
February 23rd, 1944
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Oberfeldwebel Gotthilf Benseler served with 9. / Kampfgeschwader 3 and Stab. III. / Kampfgeschwader 3 as a Radio Operator. In 1943 he qualified as a pilot. His his death scroll dated February 24th, 1944 is signed by the commander of Zerstörergeschwader 101, so it seems he converted to heavy fighters later in the war.

Promotions:
?: Unteroffizier;
May 1st, 1940: Feldwebel;
?: Oberfeldwebel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Stab, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on May 10th, 1940.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Stab, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Kampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1943
Details:
Nr. 127 872 / 43.
Flugzeugführerabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Tim Oliver
  • Photo: Tim Oliver
  • - Verleihungsurkunde 1 Oktober 1938 mit Spange, Verwundeten Schwarz, EK2, EK1, Frontflugspange Silber-Gold, Flugzeugführerabzeichen
    - Death Certificate

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