Helmut Missner was born on 19 May 1921 at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Little is known of the military career of Missner. In summer 1942, he was
posted to I./JG 54 based on the Eastern front. On 17 July 1943, he recorded
the 5,000th victory of JG 54. He recorded his 33rd victory on 4 September.
Feldwebel Missner was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 17 October.
In mid-July 1944, Missner was transferred to Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Nord
for a spell of instructing. He had 82 victories to his credit at this time.
On 12 September 1944, Missner was killed in the crash of his Fw 190 A-8
(W.Nr. 170 713) “White 43” near Sagan. It is thought he suffered an oxygen
failure. Missner was recommended for promotion to officer rank and received
a posthumous award of the Ritterkreuz on 10 October.
Helmut Missner was credited with 82 victories. All
his victories were recorded over the Eastern front.
Victories : 82
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : JG 54