Willy Marienfeld

Willy Marienfeld

Willy Marienfeld
Born 1 October 1895
Reppen
Died 7 June 1944(1944-06-07) (aged 48)
Constanţa, Romania
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–44
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 658
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Willy Marienfeld (1 October 1895 – 7 June 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant der Reserves 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. Willy Marienfeld died from wounds on 7 June 1944 in Constanţa, Romania.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 248.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
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

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945