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Meentzen, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
March 19th, 1915 (Emden, Germany)
Date of death:
May 8th, 2001 (Emden, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant des Torpedobootes "T 24", 4. Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
commander of Torpedoboot T-24
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1941
Action:
In the speedboat attack against the British Southeast coast particularly distinguished themselves First Lieutenant at Sea Feldt, as chief of a Schnellbootflottille, and First Lieutenant at Sea Meentzen as speedboat commander.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 4.luokka (VR 4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1942
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen ohne Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1973

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Dörr M., Einer von Dreiunddreissig, Internationales Militaira Magazine Nr 124, september-oktober 2006, Heinz Nickel Buchbetrieb, Zweibrücken
    - Ehrentafel der Deutschen Kriegsmarine dd 18-11-1944