Theo Weissenberger

Theo Weissenberger

21/12/1914 - 10/6/1950

Theodore "Theo" Weissenberger was a World War II German fighter pilot with 208 confirmed kills. He survived the war but was killed racing his 328 BMW-Weissenberger Eigenbau on the first lap of the Eifelrennen at Nurburgring.

Born in Mühlheim-am-Main in Germany, the son of a gardener, Theodore "Theo" Weissenberger was a World War II German fighter ace with 208 confirmed kills.

He started racing in 1946, after the war, competing in hillclimbs at Ruhestein and Eggberg with an old Bugatti T57. In 1949 he aquired the Otto Schöpflin 328 BMW Eigenbau which he further modified. He raced locally as it was difficult for Germans to move around freely imediately after the war. At Sarrebrüken he came 5th in the 2 litre class however his career was cut short, when, having survived the war, he was killed racing his 328 BMW-Weissenberger Eigenbau on the first lap of the Eifelrennen at Nurburgring on June 10th 1950.

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