Hans Freiherr von Wolff

Hans Freiherr von Wolff

Hans Freiherr von Wolff
Born (1903-03-19)19 March 1903
Riga
Died 28 June 1944(1944-06-28) (aged 41)
Pinsk
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1920–44
Rank Oberst
Commands held Kosakenreiterbrigade 1
3. Kavallerie-Brigade
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Freiherr von Wolff[a] (19 March 1903 – 28 June 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 366.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 52.
Bibliography
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  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945