Wilhelm Meyn

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Wilhelm Meyn
Born 3 June 1923
Died 4 May 2002(2002-05-04) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Bundeswehrkreuz (Iron Cross) German Air Force
Years of service 1940–45
1956–79
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Unit StG 3
SG 3
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Meyn (3 June 1923 – 4 May 2002) was an officer in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. During his career he flew 721 missions.[citation needed]

Meyn surrendered to the British troops in May 1945 and was released a few months later. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and rose to the rank of general, retiring in 1979.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 309.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 254.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of Aufklärungsgeschwader 52
1959 – December 1959
Succeeded by
Oberst Roderich Cescotti
Preceded by
Commander of Jagdbombergeschwader 72 "Westfalen"
13 March 1961 – 14 December 1962
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Hans Gerhard Opel
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Gerhard Barkhorn
Commander of Jagdbombergeschwader 31 Boelcke
17 December 1962 – 17 December 1963
Succeeded by
Oberst Friedrich Obleser