Wieting, Franz

Date of birth:
June 26th, 1911 (Kiel, Germany)
Date of death:
June 29th, 1941 (Near Salonika, Greece)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew about 100 combat missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
6./Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1941
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for actions during the Norway campaign. There he damaged a heavy cruiser west of Namsos and conducted a number of effective bombing and strafing runs in support of Dietl's forces around Narvik. He was among the first German bomber pilots to be decorated with this award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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