Stellmann, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
October 18th, 1913 (Varel/Oldenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 20th, 1946 (Soviet Workcamp)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm Stellmann reached the rank of Wachtmeister. He was a POW to the Soviets from June 15th, 1945 until his death on February 20th, 1946.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter (Corporal)
Unit:
Richtkanonier 5. / Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 115
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1942
Action:
During the defensive battles north of Orel in late 1942, Obergefreiter Stellmann distinguished himself by personally destroying 19 enemy tanks with his 88 mm gun despite being under the heaviest of enemy fire himself. In doing so he proved to be of decisive support to the defending German infantry, and as a result of his success the enemy intention to encircle German forces and capture an airfield was thwarted.
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