German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II and a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in 375 combat missions. German World War II fighter pilot and race car driver. [1], Weissenberger claimed his first aerial victory, a Polikarpov I-153 biplane fighter, on 24 October 1941 and was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz zweiter Klasse) on 6 November 1941. He scored again on 19 July with three Typhoons and a P-51. In June 1944 he took command of I. Gruppe of JG 5 which defended against the Invasion of Normandy. [2], On 4 July 1943, Weissenberger led 7. [13], On 8 June the final elements of I. Gruppe arrived in Montdidier, making the unit complete. [2], Weissenberger claimed another five victories on 8 June 1943 north of Murmansk between 17:15 and 17:23. At the end of April 1944, II. English thesaurus is mainly derived from The Integral Dictionary (TID). The Staffel flew combat missions from Orsha and Polotsk. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). This achievement earned him his second mention in the Wehrmachtbericht on 26 July 1944. On 20 July 1941 he logged his 645th flight as a glider pilot, in total 196 hours and 46 minutes of powerless flight. Weissenberger received the Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz erster Klasse) on 17 February 1942. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6. Theodor Weissenberger (21 December 1914 – 11 June 1950) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II and a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in 375 combat missions. At 13:40, he claimed a Hawker Hurricane shot down, his third aerial victory. The Gruppe was given a few days of rest and on 13 July were ordered to operate against enemy fighter bombers attacking German positions in the area Rouen – Bernay – Évreux. He claimed eight of these victories over the Western Allies while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. ○   Anagrams Weissenberger alone had claimed seven victories during this mission, taking his total to 104 victories. A flight of 25 to 30 enemy bombers and torpedo bombers was then spotted at 21:50. 33 claims were made on the Western Front, including some 7 … [24], Victory claims were logged to a map-reference (PQ = Planquadrat), for example "PQ 36 Ost 3914". There he received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 November 1942 after 38 aerial victories. He was recommended by Oberstleutnant Johannes Steinhoff for the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords after his 200th aerial victory. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. [Note 2] Weissenberger claimed a Polikarpov I-18 shot down at 13:35, roughly 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) northwest of the railway station of Bojaskoje. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Prewar Weissenberger was a keen glider pilot and was an instructor in the early war years. Gruppe was transferred to the far north again, and was based at Alakurtti. Gruppe (4th Group) under the command of Hauptmann Hans Kriegel. Please try again later. Staffel of JG 5, now flying the single-engine, single-seat, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. Letters must be adjacent and longer words score better. Get XML access to reach the best products. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Weissenberger claimed an Ilyushin Il-2 "Sturmovik" at 21:54, his 100th aerial victory. Staffel, was a combat air patrol in the vicinity of Murmashi. Patzwall, Klaus D. & Scherzer, Veit (2001). During this phase of his military career, he often got into trouble with his superiors regarding his lack of discipline. [70] At the time, 240 aerial victories were required for the Swords to be awarded.[16]. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional, No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. ? He claimed eight of these victories over the Western Allies while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Add new content to your site from Sensagent by XML. [7][Note 5], Matthews and Foreman, authors of Luftwaffe Aces — Biographies and Victory Claims, researched the German Federal Archives and found records for 208 aerial victory claims, plus two further unconfirmed claims. Staffel following the latter's death in a flying accident on 18 March 1945. Weissenberger, the son of a plant nursery owner, was born on 21 December 1914 in Mühlheim am Main in the Grand Duchy of Hesse of the German Empire. Gruppe of JG  5 on 26 March 1944. is a Witch attached with the Karlsland Air Force. Oops, something didn't work. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. All rights reserved. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? In the period 15 June to 4 July, 7. ? At the end of 1943, II. [11] Among his four victories claimed on 20 March were three Il-2 ground attack aircraft. Weissenberger claimed 25 aerial victories in this theater, which included his 200th victory on 25 July 1944. Three days after Weissenberger took command, the Allied invasion of Normandy began. Failed to remove flower. There he flew his first combat mission of the war on 13 September 1941. German fighters repulsed an enemy torpedo aircraft attack on a convoy in the seas up north last night and destroyed without sustaining any losses 20 enemy aircraft. Staffel at the time was based in Petsamo, present-day Pechenga in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. [13] On 12 June Weissenberger filed a claim for three aerial victories. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, PQ 36 Ost 3914, 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Kola, PQ 37 Ost 1024, 10 km (6.2 mi) northwest of Pummanki, PQ 36 Ost 3915, 6 km (3.7 mi) northeast of Kola, PQ 37 Ost 1025, 12 km (7.5 mi) northwest of Pummanki, PQ 36 Ost 3914, 2 km (1.2 mi) east of Kola, PQ 37 Ost 5434, 30 km (19 mi) east of Cape Zyp Nowolok, PQ 37 Ost 0277, 55 km (34 mi) north of Makur, PQ 37 Ost 0275, 55 km (34 mi) north of Makur, PQ 37 Ost 0271, 60 km (37 mi) north of Makur, PQ 37 Ost 1022, northwest of Rybachy Peninsula, PQ 37 Ost QB 6, 20 km (12 mi) south of Kiberg, PQ 37 Ost 1023, northwest of Rybachy Peninsula, PQ 37 Ost QD 7, 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Kiberg, PQ 37 Ost 1016, 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Pummanki, 31 km (19 mi) west-northwest of Vayda-Guba, PQ RC 22, 32 km (20 mi) west-northwest of Vayda-Guba, PQ RC 25, 24 km (15 mi) west of Vayda-Guba, PQ RC 38, 37 km (23 mi) northwest of Vayda-Guba, PQ QC 57, 31 km (19 mi) northwest of Vayda-Guba, PQ QC 91, 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Vayda-Guba, PQ RD 37, south-southeast of Njamosero railway station, 8 km (5.0 mi) north-northwest of Nischnij-Wermann, 11 km (6.8 mi) north-northeast of Nischnij-Wermann, 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of Nischnij-Wermann, 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of Nischnij-Wermann, 19 km (12 mi) northwest of Njamosero railway station, 12 km (7.5 mi) northwest of Njamosero railway station, 10 km (6.2 mi) northeast of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 11 km (6.8 mi) east of Nischnij-Wermann railway station, 8 km (5.0 mi) north of Kaprajewo railway station, 9 km (5.6 mi) northeast of Kaprajewo railway station.

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