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"'Major Theodor Weissenberger"' was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1936 until the end of World War II in 1945
He finally managed an operational posting in mid 1941, to I
He claimed his first kill in October 1941, and went on to score a further twenty-one kills in the Bf 110, in addition to fifteen locomotives, two flak installations, and numerous ground targets destroyed
Flying with 6 "Staffel", and as commander of 7 "Staffel", he had claimed 104 kills by July 1943, and been awarded the "Ritterkreuz"
Weissenberger converted to the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter in the second half of 1944
On New Year's Day 1945 Theo Weissenberger married his teenage love Cilly Vogel
Promoted to Major on 1 January 1945, Weissenberger was put in command of JG 7 as "Geschwaderkommodore"
This request was declined on 20 February 1945
- On New Year's Day 1945 Theodor Weissenberger married his teenage love Cilly Vogel
- After leaving JG 5 Oberleutnant Schuck was trained on the Messerschmitt Me 262 Jet fighter and in early March 1945 was asked by Geschwaderkommodore Theodor Weissenberger to join JG 7
Theodor Weissenberger died in 1950
Weissenberger became a motor racing driver after the war and was killed at the infamous Nürburgring circuit on 10 June 1950, when his BMW-powered single seater crashed on the first lap of the "XV Eifelrennen" motor race
Schriften des Bundesarchivs 9, Boppoard am Rhein: Harald Boldt Verlag, 1962
München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985