Oberleutnant Hans Beisswenger
Oberleutnant Hans Beisswenger

Oberleutnant Hans Beisswenger

$25.00

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Original WW2 Luftwaffe postcard of the “Great Ace Oberleutnant Hans Beisswenger” who was in “JG 54″. Approx. size is 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across. The photo is by Hoffmann, Munich. Condition is very good.

Hans Beißwenger (8 November 1916 – 6 March 1943) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. In 500 combat missions, Beißwenger 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.