Mammendorf: As the gendarme of the pilots saved the series at the end of the war | Mammendorf

A moms dorfer gendarme has at the end of the 2. World war II proved his humanity and American pilots from the Nazis saved. Mammendorf – As the war marched at

Mammendorf: As the gendarme of the pilots saved the series at the end of the war | Mammendorf

A moms dorfer gendarme has at the end of the 2. World war II proved his humanity and American pilots from the Nazis saved.

Mammendorf – As the war marched at the end of the U.S. army in mammendorf, is Lorenz Knoll arrested. A few hours later, the Police Lieutenant is back on the loose, and is used directly again at his Post. The Americans had found that the gendarme had one of your saved life.

The incident occurred in the turmoil of the last days of the war. 29. April 1945, crashed in Pfaffenhofen an American plane. The Pilot could save himself with the parachute, but was captured by soldiers from a locally stationed air force unit captured and initially the mayor of Adelshofen set. "In Mammendorf and the surrounding area of the SS units were at that time", - stated in the second volume of the home paper, "The chronicle of Mammendorf". Officially, the command was, that the prisoner shot should be.

mayor turns to the gendarme

for Help to the noble westhofener mayor sent a Messenger to the gendarmerie post in Mammendorf. Knoll cycled then to Pfaffenhofen, took the prisoner, and went with him to walk back to mammendorf. Since the two had to fear to meet the SS people gave Knoll the U.S. Lieutenant to camouflage a civilian coat. He had to save the Americans, but also the village in front of inconvenience during the invasion of the American forces want to preserve. So the first moms dorfer Postwar mayor Kastulus Gantner wrote it down later. "After the Emergence of the American chariot Knoll handed over the prisoners to the commander – and was arrested first, disarmed, and even his watch robbed," reports the chronicle.

Because of the rescued a U.S. Pilot, explained the facts of the case but immediately, was the Knoll, quickly free again. He even got a paper, that should keep him from further inconvenience.

+ This paper got Lorenz Knoll. It should protect him from inconveniences.©tb

Knoll hardly spoke of his war experiences

+ Hannes Mayer, the grandson of Lorenz Knoll.©tb

"And of course he has to get his watch again," adds Hannes Mayer. The nobility of the westhofener is the grandson of Lawrence Knoll, and knows the story of the rescue of the American pilot Lieutenant since they were children. "In the family we have always said: As what belonged to it." The 57-year-old was 18 years old when his grandfather died, and can remember so well in him. Knoll itself does not speak much about his experiences during the war and in the period thereafter. "He was more of the Silent," says the grandson. The toned-down photos will always strictly view by the end of gendarme hundreds of explosive devices in the vicinity of Mammendorf, know the family from written records. "He has led a book about the dud." As a police officer, a meticulous track was a Knoll, apparently, safe. A collection of old cameras, with which he made accident photos and inserts-documented, is the custodian of his grandson today.

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Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 03:33

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