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Wilhelm Meyn

Wilhelm Meyn German general and Knight's Cross recipient

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
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Quick Facts
Intro German general and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 3 June 1923, Hamburg, Germany
Death 4 May 2002, Hoppstädten, Germany (aged 78 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details

Wilhelm Meyn (3 June 1923 – 4 May 2002) was a general in the German Air Force. During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe and was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr of West Germany and rose to the rank of general, retiring in 1979.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold on 28 January 1944 as Leutnant in the III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 24 October 1944 as Leutnant and Staffelführer of the 9./Schlachtgeschwader 3
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