Wiele, Egon

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1920 (Greifswald/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
December 23rd, 2001
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Egon Wiele was born on 10th February 1920 in Greifswald. He joined the Luftwaffe at an age of 19 years en became Beobachter. He fought over Norway ( amongst others over Oslo and Fornebo), England, France, Italy, Greece and North Africa. He was eventually shot down over Egypt. After two and a halve years of fighting he bacem prisoner of war with the Americans, where he stayed for seven years.
He died on 23rd December 2001.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
6. / Lehrgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Familie
  • Photo: Family
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Family Records

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