|Born||July 3, 1915|
|Died||16 November 1944(aged 29)|
|Place of birth||Cologne|
|Place of death||Jülich|
|Years of service||1937 - 1945|
|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.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (1 November 1941)
- 1st Class (11 August 1942)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- in Gold
- War Merit Cross with Swords
- 2nd Class (6 August 1941)
- 4 Tank Destruction Badges for Individual Combatants
- Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
- Eastern Front Medal
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
- 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.