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Wilhelm Joswig
Born (1912-02-02)February 2, 1912
Died 7 July 1989(1989-07-07) (aged 77)
Place of birth Klein Zechen
Place of death Stuttgart
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit StG 1
StG 77
SG 2
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Wilhelm Joswig (2 February 1912 – 7 July 1989) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he flew 820 missions in which he is credited with the destruction of 88 tanks, a submarine, 13 bridges 2 trains and 2 aerial victories.[Notes 1]

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Notes[]

  1. For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 202.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939-1945 Band II Stuka und Schlachtflieger (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-021-4.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

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