Witzig

Witzig

Rudolf Witzig (14 August 1916 in Röhlinghausen, Wanne-Eickel – 3 October 2001 in Oberschleißheim) was a German Fallschirmjäger during World War II and Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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. Witzig is most well known for his action against the Belgian fortress Fort Eben-Emael.

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Battle Of Fort Eben-Emael - References in The Wehrmachtbericht
... Mai durch eine ausgesuchte Abteilung der Luftwaffe unter Führung von Oberleutnant Witzig und unter Einsatz neuartiger Angriffsmittel kampfunfähig gemacht und die Besatzung niedergehalten ... Kampf gelungen war, die Verbindung mit der Abteilung Witzig herzustellen, hat die Besatzung ihre Waffen gestreckt ... a specially selected unit of the Luftwaffe under the leadership of Oberleutnant Witzig and deploying new combat means ...
Rudolf Witzig
... Rudolf Witzig (14 August 1916 in Röhlinghausen, Wanne-Eickel – 3 October 2001 in Oberschleißheim) was a German Fallschirmjäger during World War II and Oberst in the Bundeswehr ... Witzig is most well known for his action against the Belgian fortress Fort Eben-Emael ...
Rudolf Witzig - Military Career
... Rudolf Witzig joined the 16th Pioneer Battalion in Höxter on 1 April 1935, as an officer candidate ... Witzig volunteered for service in the Fallschirmjäger on 1 August 1938, and joined the Parachute Infantry Battalion under the command of Major Richard Heidrich ... Witzig's greatest military achievement was the capture of Fort Eben-Emael in the Battle of Fort Eben-Emael on 10 May 1940 that same day, Oberleutnant Witzig was awarded the Knight's ...
Rudolf Witzig - Awards - References in The Wehrmachtbericht
... Abteilung der Luftwaffe unter Führung von Oberleutnant Witzig und unter Einsatz neuartiger Angriffsmittel kampfunfähig gemacht und die Besatzung niedergehalten ... des Heeres nach hartem Kampf gelungen war, die Verbindung mit der Abteilung Witzig herzustellen, hat die Besatzung ihre Waffen gestreckt ... selected unit of the Luftwaffe under the leadership of Oberleutnant Witzig and deploying new combat means ...
List Of Aircraft (U-Z) - W - Witzig-Lioré-Dutilleul
... Witzig-Lioré-Dutilleul n° 1 Witzig-Lioré-Dutilleul n° 2. ...