Lemke, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1920 (Arnswalde, Germany)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1943 (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Lemke lew a total of approximately 700 sorties during WWII, achieving 131 aerial victories in this time.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after about 125 aerial victories.
Details:
338th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
9./JG 3 "Udet"
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 50 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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