Adolf Weitkunat

Adolf Weitkunat

Adolf Weitkunat
Birth name Adolf Weitkunat
Born (1895-02-07)7 February 1895
Grünfließ, East Prussia
Died 28 June 1988(1988-06-28) (aged 93)
Buchholz in der Nordheide
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–18
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiments 514

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Teacher

Adolf Weitkunat (7 February 1895 – 28 June 1988) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 431.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 357.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht