Wilhelm Schmitter

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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 1936–43
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.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 272.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 416.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 311.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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