26 August 1913
27 January 1942
|Years of service||1933–42|
|Commands held||1./ZG 26|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Wilhelm Spies (26 August 1913 – 27 January 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. Wilhelm Spies was shotdown on 27 January 1942 near Suchinitschi, Russia. He was posthumously promoted to Major and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 5 April 1942. During his career he was credited with 20 aerial victories, 10 over the Western Front and 10 over the Eastern Front.
- Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
- Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords
- Iron Cross (1939)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1998, p. 335.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 329.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 53.
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- Luftwaffe 39-45