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Osterhold, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
January 12th, 1914 (Bad Oldesloe/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
April 3rd, 2002 (Hann Münden/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
12. / Infanterie-Regiment 27
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1942
Details:
Award 127/3.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Füsilier-Regiment 27 / 12.Infanterie-Division / XXXIX.Panzer-Korps / 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Details:
2858th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 48 / 12.Volks-Grenadier-Division / II.SS-Panzer-Korps / 6.(SS)Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Details:
732nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - 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
    - Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945

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