Kiver, Eduard-Heinrich (Kiefer, Eduard)

    Date of birth:
    June 7th, 1915 (Aachen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
    Date of death:
    November 30th, 1995 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    After the war he changed his name to Tilman Kiwe and became an actor. He acted in many military movies playing German soldiers, as the film directors felt that his personal history gave him the feel for the parts. Among his notable parts in movies, he portrays the Luftwaffe pilot Hauptmann Hellmuth Lang in "The Longest Day" and as the guard Frick in "The Great Escape".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Chef 2. / Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Hermann Göring" / 5.Panzer-Armee / Afrika Korps.
    Awarded on:
    May 18th, 1943
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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