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Wilhelm Philipp
German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient

Wilhelm Philipp

Wilhelm Philipp
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Knight Fighter
From Germany
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 31 January 1916, Priestewitz, Germany
Death 10 January 1986, Duisburg, Germany (aged 69 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Awards
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross  
German Cross in Gold  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Wilhelm Philipp (31 January 1916 – 10 January 1986) was a Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career Wilhelm Philipp was credited with 81 aerial victories in 500+ missions.

Awards

  • Flugzeugführerabzeichen
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (24 August 1942)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 October 1942 as Oberfeldwebel in the 4./Jagdgeschwader 26
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 March 1944 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 54
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