Heinz Meyer

Heinz Meyer

Heinz Meyer
Born (1916-04-09)9 April 1916
Magdeburg
Died 22 September 1987(1987-09-22) (aged 71)
Viersen
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Major of the Reserves
Commands held 10./Fallschirmjäger-Regiments 4
III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4
III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 15
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinz Meyer (9 April 1916 – 22 September 1987), was a German Fallschirmjäger during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Contents

  • Awards 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards

Notes

  1. ^ a b According to Scherzer as Hauptmann (War Officer).[3][4]

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 185.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 308.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 310.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 541.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 92, 480.
Bibliography
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  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA:  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Heinz Meyer. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  • "World War II Awards". Heinz Meyer. Retrieved 20 December 2010.