PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Beutelspacher, Ernst
Date of birth: July 21st, 1920 (Auerbach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:  July 22nd, 1944 (Focsani. Rumania)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Ernst Beutelspacher was born at Auerbach on July 21st, 1920.

He was placed with II. Schulgruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in May 1941. The unit was transferred to Schlachtgeschwader 1 as its II.Gruppe in 1942. In 1943 Beutelspacher was appointed as Staffelführer to be transferred with his II.Gruppe to Schlachtgeschwader 2 in October, where he was appointed command of 6.Staffel.
On July 22nd, Ernst Beutelspacher was shot down by an American fighter in his Focke-Wulff 190 at 1 kilometer of Focsari, Rumania over the Siret river. Beutelspacher lost his life in this.

Ernst Beutelspacher shot a total of 5 enemy planes down in over 600 operational sorties.

Promotions:
1st March 1941: Fähnrich;
21st December 1942: Leutnant;
1943: Oberleutnant.

Career:
May 1941: II.(S.) / Lehrgeschwader 2;
1942: II. / Schlachtgeschwader 1;
1943: Staffelkapitän II. / Schlachtgeschwader 1;
October 1943: Staffelkapitän 6. / II. / Schlachtgeschwader 2.

Air victories:
6. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 (Eastern Front):
5th August 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-5;
9th August 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-3;
30th November 1943: Lavochkin LaGG-3;
11th March 1944: Yakovlev Yak-9;
23rd June 1944: Boeing B-17, 20km south of Bucharest.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: Flugzeugführer
Awarded on: September 21st, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: 6.Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: July 12th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Staffelführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann", Luftwaffe
Awarded on: May 4th, 1944
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
FLUGZEUGFÜHRERABZEICHEN
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
     
DEUTSCHES SCHUTZWALL-EHRENZEICHEN
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
- Die Ritterkreuztraeger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS
- Aces of the Luftwaffe
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