Andreas von Aulock
|Andreas von Aulock|
23 March 1893|
Kochelsdorf district of Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia
23 June 1968
German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||1912–45|
Festung St. Malo
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Andreas Maria Karl von Aulock (23 March 1893 – 23 June 1968) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 79th Infantry Division. 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.
Von Aulock was promoted to Oberst (Colonel) and received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for operations in the Kuban bridgehead as commander of a combat group of the 79th Infantry Division in November 1943. He was captured on 17 August 1944 by forces of the American 83rd Division after the surrender of Saint-Malo.
Awards and decorations 1
- Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht 1.1
- References 2
- External links 3
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (9 November 1914)
- 1st Class (23 February 1915)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (27 November 1939)
- 1st Class (21 June 1940)
- Eastern Front Medal
- Kuban Shield
- German Cross in Gold on 27 October 1941 as Oberstleutnant in Infanterie-Regiment 226
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Knight's Cross on 6 November 1943 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 226 
- 551st Oak Leaves on 16 August 1944 as Oberst and Festungskommandant (Fortress commander) of St. Malo 
- Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (18 August 1944)
Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht
|Date||Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording||Direct English translation|
|18 August 1944||Soldaten aller Wehrmachtteile, unter ihrem Kommandanten Oberst von Aulock, haben hier dem Ansturm stärkster feindliche Kräfte in fast dreiwöchigem heldenhaftem Ringen standgehalten und dem Gegner hohe blutige Verluste fügt.||Soldiers of all Wehrmacht branches under their commander Oberst von Aulock, have resisted here strong enemy forces in nearly three weeks' heroic struggle and have inflicted high, bloody casualties on the enemy.|
- Thomas 1997, p. 9.
- Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 19.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 101.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
- Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 207.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945