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Willi Biesenbach
Born (1915-07-03)July 3, 1915
Died 16 November 1944(1944-11-16) (aged 29)
Place of birth Cologne
Place of death Jülich
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937 - 1945
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. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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