Wilhelm Schmitter

Wilhelm Schmitter

Wilhelm Schmitter
Born 18 December 1913
Rheydt
Died 8 November 1943(1943-11-08) (aged 29)
Missing in action over London
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–1943
Rank Major
Unit Kampfgeschwader 40
Kampfgeschwader 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm Schmitter (18 December 1913 – 8 November 1943) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. On 8 November 1943, Wilhelm Schmitter was declared missing in action after failing to return from a mission over London. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 24 March 1944.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 311.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht