Reichert, Willy

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1911 (Ragow-'Beeskow-Storkow'/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 19th, 1944 (Doblen, Latvia)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Frauenburg / Saldus
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Willy Reichert lies buried in an unknown grave at the German Cemetery Saldus, Latvia.

Career:
August 1935 - October 1939: 14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 67 / 23.Infanterie-Division;
November 1939 - September 1942: 14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division;
October 1942 - August 1944: 14. / Grenadier-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division;
September 1944 - October 1944: 1. / Grenadier-Regiment 189.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 67 / 23.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 67 / 23.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit:
14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for a single wound received on January 17th, 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit:
14.Panzer-Abwehr-Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit:
14. / Grenadier-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit:
14. / Grenadier-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
14. / Grenadier-Regiment 161 / 81.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1943
Details:
Rank according to the Verleihungsurkunde "Oberfeldwebel (O.B.)".
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Grenadier-Regiment 189
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1944
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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