PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Eberspächer, Helmut
Date of birth: November 18th, 1915 (Tübingen/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:  June 19th, 2011 (Esslingen at the Neckar/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Helmut Eberspächer achieved a total of 7 victories in 170 operational sorties.

Promotions:
?: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
1st May 1944: Hauptmann.

Career:
July 1940 - January 1942: Beobachter 7. / Lehrgeschwader 2;
1942: Ausbildung Flugzeugführer;
1943: Staffelkapitän 3. / (Schnell) Kampfgeschwader 51.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Unit: Beobachter 7. / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on: May 5th, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Unit: Beobachter 7. / Lehrgeschwader 2
Awarded on: August 5th, 1941
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Flugzeugführer
Awarded on: March 20th, 1944
Details: Was published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on April 17th, 1944.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: I. Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: January 1st, 1945
Details: Date awarding according to publication in Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit: Staffelkapitän, 3. Staffel, Nachtschlachtgruppe 20, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: January 26th, 1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
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.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Letter from Helmut Eberspächer dated September 9th, 1992
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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