Ernst Beutelspacher
Oberleutnant

Ernst Beutelspacher

    Ernst “Beutel” Beutelspacher was born on 21 July 1920 at Auerbach near Karlsruhe. In May 1941, Beutelspacher was posted to LG 2. Fahnrich Beutelspacher was assigned to II.(S)/LG 2. In spring 1942, II./(S)/LG 2 was redesignated II./Sch.G 1. He flew his first combat missions at the beginning of the Russian campaign. On 21 December 1942, Beutelspacher was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. He was awarded the Ehrenpokal the same day and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 2 August 1943. From summer 1943, Beutelspacher was a Staffelkapitän with II./Sch.G 1. Beutelspacher recorded his first aerial victory on 5 August, when he shot down a Russian LaGG-5 fighter. In October 1943, II./Sch.G 1 was redesignated II./SG 2. Beutelspacher assumed command of 6./SG 2. By the end of 1943, he had three aerial victories to his credit. On 22 July 1944, Beutelspacher was shot down and killed in a Fw 190 fighter-bomber in aerial combat with USAAF fighters one kilometer east of Focsari in Rumania.
    Ernst Beutelspacher was credited with five aerial victories in about 600 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
5.8.1943
8:10
LaGG-5 6./Schl G 2 61 360
2
9.8.1943
18:26
LaGG-3 6./Schl G 2 5173
3
30.11.1943
14:12
LaGG-3 6./SG 2 10 66
4
11.3.1944
16:20
Yak-9 6./SG 2 47 773
5
23.6.1944
9:45
B-17 6./SG 2 20km S Bücharest
 
Victories : 5
Awards : Ehrenpokal (21 December 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (2 August 1943)
Units:  LG 2, Sch.G 1, SG 2

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