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LT Hans Beisswenger

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LT Hans Beisswenger

Birth
Steinbach (Schwabisch Hall), Landkreis Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 6 Mar 1943 (aged 26)
Staraya Russa, Novgorod Oblast, Russia
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 171156997 View Source
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German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. He was credited with 152 victories, making him the 34th highest-scoring Luftwaffe fighter pilot of World War II. He was "ace-in-a-day" twice, shooting down five aircraft on a single day. He claimed all but one of his victories over the Eastern Front. He was reported missing in action in March 1943.

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