PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Meentzen, Wilhelm
Date of birth: March 19th, 1915 (Emden, Germany)
Date of death:  May 8th, 2001 (Emden, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Unit: Kommandant des Torpedobootes "T 24", 4. Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on: May 5th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit: commander of Torpedoboot T-24
Awarded on: October 30th, 1944
 
     
SPANIENKREUZ, BRONZE MIT SCHWERTERN
Awarded on: June 6th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: December 23rd, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: November 21st, 1940
 
     
ZERSTÖRER-KRIEGSABZEICHEN
Awarded on: December 14th, 1940
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: April 18th, 1941
Action: In the speedboat attack against the British Southeast coast particularly distinguished themselves First Lieutenant at Sea Feldt, as chief of a Schnellbootflottille, and First Lieutenant at Sea Meentzen as speedboat commander.
 
     
VAPAUDENRISTIN 4.LUOKKA (VR 4)
Awarded on: July 10th, 1941
 
     
SCHNELLBOOT-KRIEGSABZEICHEN OHNE BRILLIANTEN
Awarded on: February 25th, 1942
 
     
KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ 2.KLASSE MIT SCHWERTERN
Awarded on: April 20th, 1943
 
     
ÄRMELBAND AFRIKA
Awarded on: April 20th, 1943
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Awarded on: November 15th, 1944
 
     
VERDIENSTORDEN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Awarded on: May 25th, 1973
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
- Dörr M., Einer von Dreiunddreissig, Internationales Militaira Magazine Nr 124, september-oktober 2006, Heinz Nickel Buchbetrieb, Zweibrücken
- Ehrentafel der Deutschen Kriegsmarine dd 18-11-1944
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