Zipfel, Willibald

Date of birth:
July 8th, 1919 (Herne/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 2nd, 1964 (Gelsenkirchen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
I. / Stukageschwader 2
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Bordfunker 3. / Schlachtgeschwader 2 "Immelmann"
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after participation in ~950 sorties as the radio operator of Stuka pilot Heinrich Meyering.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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