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Josef "Sepp" Wurmheller

  Last Wartime Rank: N/A
Service: 1937-1944
Unit(s): JG 53, JG 2
Theatre(s): Battle Of Britain, Eastern and Western Fronts
Combat Debut: France 1940
Decoration: The Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
– Knight's Cross on September 4, 1941
– Oak Leaves on September 4, 1941
– Swords on October 24, 1944
Victories: 102
93 Battle Of Britain and Western Front (Incl. 14 x 4-Engined A/C)
Total Sorties: N/A
Born: May 4, 1917, Hausham, Bavaria
KIA: June 2, 1944, near Alençon, France
Remarks:
Wurmheller was killed in Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 171 053) on 22 June 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters near Alen´┐Żon when he collided with his wingman Feldwebel Franzke. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords and promoted to the rank of Major on 24 October 1944. Josef "Sepp" Wurmheller is credited with 102 victories, 93 of which were claimed over the Western Front and nine on the Eastern Front, at least 20 were four-engine bombers and at least 56 RAF Supermarine Spitfire fighters.



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