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Meyn, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
June 3rd, 1923 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 4th, 2002 (Hoppstädten-Weiersbach/Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Major (Bundeswehr);
?: Oberst.

Career:
March 13th, 1961: Kommodore Jagdbombergeschwader 36 (Bundeswehr);
December 17th, 1962 - December 17th, 1963: Kommodore Jagdbombergeschwader 31.

Wilhelm Meyn flew a total of 721 sorties as a ground attack pilot, including 281 with the Fw 190. In the latter role he managed to achieve 26 aerial victories in the East on top of his successes against ground targets.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
January 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer 9. / Schlachtgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Awarded after flying 590 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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