Willi Biesenbach

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Willi Biesenbach
Born 3 July 1915
Cologne
Died 16 November 1944(1944-11-16) (aged 29)
Jülich
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Oberfeldwebel (Posthumously)
Unit Heeres-Unteroffizier-Schule Jülich
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Willi Biesenbach (3 July 1915 – 16 November 1944) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Willi Biesenbach was killed on 16 November 1944 in Jülich, Germany during an Allied bombing-raid. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 11 December 1944 and also promoted to Oberfeldwebel.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas and Wegmann 1992, p. 41.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1992). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 2: Bi–Bo [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 2: Bi–Bo] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1734-3. 

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