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Langkeit, Willy

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1907 (Schuchten/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
October 27th, 1969 (Bad Bramstedt/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II. / Panzer-Regiment 36
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1942
Details:
Award 141/45.
Several sources state the awarding of the DKiG with the II. / Panzer-Regiment 36. Research suggests that Langkeit was appointed Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 on 1st July 1942.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
1338th Award.
Several sources state the awarding of the DKiG with the II. / Panzer-Regiment 36. Research suggests that Langkeit was appointed Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 on 1st July 1942.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
348th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Komandeur Panzergrenadier-Division "Kurmark"
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1945
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1944
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Grams, R., Die 14. Panzer-Division – 1940-1945, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2004
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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