Theodor Weissenberger (21 December 1914 – 11 June 1950) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II and a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in 375 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed near the Arctic Ocean in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, but he also claimed 33 victories over the Western Front. He claimed eight of these victories over the Western Allies while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. He was killed in a car racing accident on 11 June 1950 at the Nürburgring.

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  • Theodor Weissenberger (* 21. Dezember 1914 in Mühlbach; † 11. Juni 1950 am Nürburgring) war ein deutscher Luftwaffenoffizier, zuletzt Major und Jagdflieger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Theodor Weissenberger, né le 21 décembre 1914 à Mühlheim am Main et mort le 10 juin 1950 (à 35 ans) sur le Nürburgring, est un as allemand de la Luftwaffe pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Son palmarès à la fin du conflit s'établit à 208 victoires confirmées, dont 8 avec le Messerschmitt Me 262 à réaction. (fr)
  • テオドール・ヴァイセンベルガー(独:Theodor Weissenberger, 1914年12月21日 - 1950年6月10日)は第二次世界大戦のドイツ空軍のエース・パイロット。 (ja)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (21 December 1914 – 11 June 1950) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II and a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in 375 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed near the Arctic Ocean in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, but he also claimed 33 victories over the Western Front. He claimed eight of these victories over the Western Allies while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Born in Mühlheim am Main in the German Empire, Weissenberger, who had been a glider pilot in his youth, volunteered for service in the Luftwaffe of the Third Reich in 1936. Following flight training, he was posted to the heavy fighter squadron of Jagdgeschwader 77 (JG 77—77th Fighter Wing) in 1941. He claimed his first aerial victory over Norway on 24 October 1941. After 23 aerial victories as heavy fighter pilot, he received the German Cross in Gold and was then posted to Jagdgeschwader 5 (JG 5—5th Fighter Wing) in September 1942. There he received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 November 1942 after 38 aerial victories. In June 1943, Weissenberger was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7. Staffel of JG 5. Following his 112th aerial victory, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves on 2 August 1943. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6. Staffel in September 1943 and in March 1944 he was given command of II. Gruppe of JG 5 which was operating in Defense of the Reich missions. In June 1944 he took command of I. Gruppe of JG 5 which defended against the Invasion of Normandy. Weissenberger claimed 25 aerial victories in this theater, which included his 200th victory on 25 July 1944. After conversion training to the Me 262 jet fighter, he was appointed commander of I. Gruppe of Jagdgeschwader 7 "Nowotny" (JG 7—7th Fighter Wing), the first operational jet fighter wing in the world, in November 1944. Promoted to Major (major), he took command of JG 7 "Nowotny" as a Geschwaderkommodore in January 1945, a position he held until the end of hostilities. He was killed in a car racing accident on 11 June 1950 at the Nürburgring. (en)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (ur. 21 grudnia 1914 w Mühlheim nad Menem; zginął 10 czerwca 1950 na torze Nürburgring) – niemiecki as myśliwski z okresu II wojny światowej. Służył w Luftwaffe od 1936 do końca II wojny światowej. Odbył ponad 500 lotów bojowych i zgłosił 208 zwycięstw powietrznych. 33 z nich odniósł na Froncie Zachodnim, w tym 7 ciężkich bombowców. Zginął 10 czerwca 1950 w wypadku samochodowym w trakcie wyścigu na torze Nürburgring. (pl)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (Mühlheim am Main, 21 de Dezembro de 1914 – Nürburgring, 11 de Junho de 1950) foi um piloto alemão da Luftwaffe durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Voou mais de 500 missões de combate, nas quais abateu 208 aeronaves inimigas, o que fez dele um dos maiores ases da historia da aviação. A maioria das suas vitórias foram alcançadas perto do Oceano Árctico, no sector norte da Frente Oriental, contudo também abateu 33 aeronaves inimigas na Frente Ocidental, incluindo 8 enquanto pilotava o avião a jacto Messerschmitt Me 262. Nascido em Mühlheim am Main, no Império Alemão, Weissenberger, que havia sido um piloto de planadores na sua juventude, voluntariou-se para a Luftwaffe em 1936. Depois da instrução e treino de voo, foi colocado na Jagdgeschwader 77 (JG 77) em 1941. Alcançou a sua primeira vitória aérea nos céus da Noruega, no dia 24 de Outubro de 1941. Depois de 23 vitórias como piloto de caça-pesado, foi condecorado com a Cruz Germânica em ouro, sendo depois transferido para a Jagdgeschwader 5 (JG 5) em Setembro de 1942. Nela, ele recebeu a Cruz de Cavaleiro da Cruz de Ferro no dia 13 de Novembro de 1942, depois da sua 38ª vitória. Em Junho de 1943, Weissenberger foi nomeado Staffelkapitän do 7./JG 5. Depois da sua 112ª vitória, a 2 de Agosto de 1943, foi condecorado com a Cruz de Cavaleiro da Cruz de Ferro com Folhas de Carvalho. Em Março de 1944 passa a comandar o II./JG 5, que estava envolvido na Defesa do Reich. Em Junho de 1944 toma o comando do I./JG 5, que esteve envolvido no contra-ataque à Invasão da Normandia. Neste teatro de operações, Weissenberger obteve 25 vitórias, incluindo a sua 200ª vitória no dia 25 de Julho de 1944. Depois de receber formação e treino no Me 262, foi nomeado comandante do I./JG 7, a primeira unidade operacional de caças a jacto da historia, em Novembro de 1944. Promovido a Major, tomou o comando da JG 7 como Geschwaderkommodore em Janeiro de 1945, uma posição que manteve até ao cessar das hostilidades. Depois da guerra, no dia 11 de Junho de 1950, faleceu num acidente de carro aquando de uma corrida automobilística em Nürburgring. (pt)
  • Теодор Вайсенбергер (нем. Theodor Weissenberger; 21 декабря 1914, Мюльхайм-на-Майне — 10 июня 1950, Нюрбургринг) — немецкий лётчик-ас люфтваффе Второй мировой войны. Теодор Вайсенбергер — один из самых результативных пилотов Люфтваффе, на его счету 208 воздушных побед, одержанных в более, чем 500 боевых вылетах. Был в числе первых немецких пилотов, летавших и одерживавших победы на реактивном истребителе Messerschmitt Me.262. (ru)
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  • Theodor Weissenberger (* 21. Dezember 1914 in Mühlbach; † 11. Juni 1950 am Nürburgring) war ein deutscher Luftwaffenoffizier, zuletzt Major und Jagdflieger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Theodor Weissenberger, né le 21 décembre 1914 à Mühlheim am Main et mort le 10 juin 1950 (à 35 ans) sur le Nürburgring, est un as allemand de la Luftwaffe pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Son palmarès à la fin du conflit s'établit à 208 victoires confirmées, dont 8 avec le Messerschmitt Me 262 à réaction. (fr)
  • テオドール・ヴァイセンベルガー(独:Theodor Weissenberger, 1914年12月21日 - 1950年6月10日)は第二次世界大戦のドイツ空軍のエース・パイロット。 (ja)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (ur. 21 grudnia 1914 w Mühlheim nad Menem; zginął 10 czerwca 1950 na torze Nürburgring) – niemiecki as myśliwski z okresu II wojny światowej. Służył w Luftwaffe od 1936 do końca II wojny światowej. Odbył ponad 500 lotów bojowych i zgłosił 208 zwycięstw powietrznych. 33 z nich odniósł na Froncie Zachodnim, w tym 7 ciężkich bombowców. Zginął 10 czerwca 1950 w wypadku samochodowym w trakcie wyścigu na torze Nürburgring. (pl)
  • Теодор Вайсенбергер (нем. Theodor Weissenberger; 21 декабря 1914, Мюльхайм-на-Майне — 10 июня 1950, Нюрбургринг) — немецкий лётчик-ас люфтваффе Второй мировой войны. Теодор Вайсенбергер — один из самых результативных пилотов Люфтваффе, на его счету 208 воздушных побед, одержанных в более, чем 500 боевых вылетах. Был в числе первых немецких пилотов, летавших и одерживавших победы на реактивном истребителе Messerschmitt Me.262. (ru)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (21 December 1914 – 11 June 1950) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II and a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in 375 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed near the Arctic Ocean in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, but he also claimed 33 victories over the Western Front. He claimed eight of these victories over the Western Allies while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. He was killed in a car racing accident on 11 June 1950 at the Nürburgring. (en)
  • Theodor Weissenberger (Mühlheim am Main, 21 de Dezembro de 1914 – Nürburgring, 11 de Junho de 1950) foi um piloto alemão da Luftwaffe durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Voou mais de 500 missões de combate, nas quais abateu 208 aeronaves inimigas, o que fez dele um dos maiores ases da historia da aviação. A maioria das suas vitórias foram alcançadas perto do Oceano Árctico, no sector norte da Frente Oriental, contudo também abateu 33 aeronaves inimigas na Frente Ocidental, incluindo 8 enquanto pilotava o avião a jacto Messerschmitt Me 262. (pt)
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