Walter Prüß

Walter Prüß

Walter Prüß
Born (1911-12-04)4 December 1911
Died 13 November 2003(2003-11-13) (aged 91)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 76
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 76

World War II

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

Walter Prüß (4 December 1911 – 13 November 2003) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. 176.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 282.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2