WENZEL, Helmut  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Wenzel, Helmut
Date of birth: October 3rd, 1913 (Königsberg/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:  January 24th, 2003 (Celle/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
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In 1940 he participated in the airborne attack on fort Eben-Emael (Belgium) as leader of assaultgroup # 4. Was in charge of the attack on Eben-Emael during the first hours of the attack. This beceause Rudolph Witzig arrived later.
He was taken POW on 8th March 1943 by the British in Sedjenane, Tunesia and spent until 1947 in a POW-camp in Canada.
After the war he worked as a forester in Celle, Germany.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit: Truppe 4 / Sturmgruppe "Granit" / Fallschirmjäger-Sturmabteilung "Koch"
Awarded on: 1940
Action: Awarded for his part in the assault on the Belgian Fortress of Eben-Emael.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit: Truppe 4 / Sturmgruppe "Granit" / Fallschirmjäger-Sturmabteilung "Koch"
Awarded on: 1940
Action: Awarded for his part in the assault on the Belgian Fortress of Eben-Emael.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: 1. / Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 11
Awarded on: March 16th, 1943
 
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Information source(s):   - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Archives Fort Eben-Emael
- Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
   
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