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Niggemeyer, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
May 9th, 1918 (Haan-Düsseldorf/Rheinland, Germany)
Date of death:
February 14th, 2008 (Erfstadt-Lechenich/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie Division / LIII.Armee-Korps / 2.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1942
Details:
1194th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie Division
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie Division
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Bataillonsadjutant Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie Division
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1943
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Bataillonsadjutant Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie Division
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1943
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Bataillonsadjutant Pionier Bataillon 26 / 26.Infanterie-Division / General-Kommando z.b.V. Raus / Armee-Abteilung Kempf / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Action:
A few months later after he had received the Knight's Cross he would find himself in more fierce combat. He knocked out two enemt tanks and received the Oakleaves to the Knight Cross.
Details:
241st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - 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
    - Hayden M., German Military Ribbon Bars 1914-1957, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2001
    - Das-Ritterkreuz.de

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