Wilhelm Osterhold

Wilhelm Osterhold

Wilhelm Osterhold
Born (1914-01-12)12 January 1914
Bad Oldesloe
Died 3 April 2002(2002-04-03) (aged 88)
Hann Münden
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 48
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Wilhelm Osterhold (12 January 1914 – 3 April 2002) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 270.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
Bibliography
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  • 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 (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