Maes, Friedrich-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
November 25th, 1913 (Rüstringen/Oldenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 19th, 1945 (Gdingen-Gdynia, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Batteriechef Batterie "Völtzendorf" / Marine-Flakabteilung 219 / 9.Marine-Flakregiment
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1945
The following Wehrmachtbericht supplement, dated 23.03.1945, describes the action in which Kapitänleutnant Maes would earn the Knight’s Cross…

“In the heavy defensive battles around Gotenhafen the cut-off men of the Marine-Flak-Batterie “Völtzendorf” held their tactically important position against the enemy with unbreakable steadfastness. Only after firing their last rounds and destroying their guns did they fight their way back to German lines. During the breakout the Batterie-Chef, Kapitänleutnant der Marineartillerie Maes, found a heroes’ death.”
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1945
Wehrmachtbericht

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