Wolfgang Kretzschmar

Wolfgang Kretzschmar

Wolfgang Kretzschmar
Born (1907-07-02)2 July 1907
Allenstein
Died 27 December 1944(1944-12-27) (aged 37)
Frauenburg/Goldingen
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held JgRgt 24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumous)

Wolfgang Kretzschmar (2 July 1907 – 27 December 1944) was a German officer serving during World War II and recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d Berger 2000, p. 167.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 407.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 474.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 274, 495.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 89.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 47.

Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Weber
Leader of the 12. Feld-Division (L)
15 November 1944 – 27 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Weber