Walter Wever
Oberleutnant

Walter Wever

    Walther Wever was born on 16 January 1923 at München. He was the son of General der Flieger Walther Wever, the first Staff General of the new Luftwaffe who had been killed in an aircraft accident on 3 June 1936. Wever was posted to 3./JG 51 based on the Eastern front in summer 1943. He gained his first victory on 19 June, when he shot down a Russian Boston twin-engine bomber. On 1 September, Wever claimed a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik over Yel’nya to record his 10th victory. He shot down three Il-2 Sturmoviks in five minutes on 5 September to record his 11th through 13th victories. By the end of 1943, Wever had increased his victory total to 22, including 16 Il-2 Sturmoviks! On 29 March 1944, he claimed five enemy aircraft shot down (30-34). On 9 May 1944, Wever was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG 51. He shot down a USAAF B-17 four-engined bomber over Poland on 21 June 1944. Wever recorded his 40th victory on 24 June, when he shot down yet another Il-2 Sturmovik. He was shot down by Russian ground fire in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 410 413) “Brown 4” on 10 July. He was badly wounded in the incident resulting in the amputation of a foot. Leutnant Wever was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 28 January 1945 for 44 victories. In February 1945, Wever was transferred as Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 7 following conversion training on to the Me 262 jet fighter. On 10 April 1945, Wever was shot down and killed in aerial combat with Allied fighters near Neuruppin.
    Walther Wever was credited with 44 victories in 250 missions. He recorded all his success over the Eastern front, including 24 Il-2 Sturmoviks and one four-engine bomber in his victory total.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
19.6.1943
7:30
Boston 3./JG 51 43 231
2
1.8.1943
17:10
Il-2 3./JG 51 54 732
3
2.8.1943
8:08
Il-2 3./JG 51 53 472
4
2.8.1943
18:32
Il-2 3./JG 51 54 751
5
3.8.1943
12:32
Boston 3./JG 51 53 292
6
14.8.1943
17:57
Il-2 3./JG 51 51 852
7
20.8.1943
14:20
LaGG-3 3./JG 51 51 524
8
30.8.1943
17:43
Il-2 3./JG 51 W Yel'nya
9
30.8.1943
18:05
Il-2 3./JG 51 N Yel'nya
10
1.9.1943
18:08
Il-2 3./JG 51 Yel'nya
11
5.9.1943
17:54
Il-2 3./JG 51 25 465
12
5.9.1943
17:55
Il-2 3./JG 51 25 462
13
5.9.1943
17:59
Il-2 3./JG 51 25 466
14
14.9.1943
12:20
Il-2 3./JG 51 NE Dukhovshchina
15
14.9.1943
15:09
MiG-3 3./JG 51 26 398
16
30.9.1943
9:55
Il-2 3./JG 51 Poltava Sector
17
30.9.1943
9:57
Il-2 3./JG 51 Poltava Sector
18
30.10.1943
7:15
Il-2 3./JG 51 Orscha
19
30.11.1943
12:40
Yak-9 3./JG 51 NE Shlobin
20
15.12.1943
12:45
Il-2 3./JG 51 93 438
21
15.12.1943
13:05
Yak-9 3./JG 51 3 311
22
23.12.1943
13:55
Il-2 3./JG 51 3 127
23
4.1.1944
12:40
Yak-9 3./JG 51 96 693
24
6.1.1944
10:39
Il-2 3./JG 51 6 783
25
6.1.1944
10:40
Il-2 3./JG 51 6 786
26
12.1.1944
11:54
La-5FN 3./JG 51 96 692
27
14.1.1944
9:11
Il-2 3./JG 51 5 132
28
14.1.1944
9:12
Il-2 3./JG 51 51 211
29
14.1.1944
13:57
Il-2 3./JG 51 5 133
30
29.3.1944
12:10
LaGG-5 3./JG 51 4 481
31
29.3.1944
12:24
Il-2 3./JG 51 4 451
32
29.3.1944
16:22
Pe-2 3./JG 51 4 289
33
29.3.1944
16:30
Pe-2 3./JG 51 4 442
34
29.3.1944
16:39
Yak-7 3./JG 51 4 462
35
9.5.1944
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B-17 3./JG 51 Poland
36
28.5.1944
7:08
Yak-7 3./JG 51 96 366
37
21.6.1944
12:53
P-51 3./JG 51 23 881
38
22.6.1944
7:35
Yak-9 3./JG 51 96 599
39
23.6.1944
14:00
Yak-7 3./JG 51 5 896
40
24.6.1944
18:00
Il-2 3./JG 51 96 585
41
25.6.1944
11:55
Yak-7 3./JG 51 5 375
42
25.6.1944
12:04
Il-2 3./JG 51 5 382
43
29.6.1944
16:25
La-5 3./JG 51 94 134
44
30.6.1944
13:24
La-5 3./JG 51 94 117

Victories : 44
Awards : Ehrenpokal (20 March 1944)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (20 March 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (28 January 1945)
Units : JG 51, JG 7

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