Meitzel, Helmut

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1920 (Wabern/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
July 9th, 2004 (Bad Wildungen/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
Unit:
Gruppenführer Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) 15 / 29. Infanteriedivision "Falke" / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) 15 / 29. Infanteriedivision "Falke"
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 7./Grenadier-Regiment 15 (mot.) / Panzergrenadier-Division 29
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II./Grenadier-Regiment 15 (mot.) / Panzergrenadier-Division 29 / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Action:
In the heavy fighting in the area northwest Mignano, the 2nd Battalion of the Panzergrenadier Regiment 15, under Captain Meitzel and the 2nd Battalion of the Panzergrenadier Regiment 71, under Captain Schneider, have exceptionally proven themselves.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II./Grenadier-Regiment 15 (mot.) / Panzergrenadier-Division 29 / 10. Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II./Grenadier-Regiment 15 (mot.) / Panzergrenadier-Division 29 / 14. Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis DKiG
    - Dörr, M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Götte, F. & Peiler, H., Die 29.Falke-Division – 1936-1945 29.I.D.-29.I.D. (mot)-29.Pz.Gren.Div., Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2003
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004