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Salisch, von, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
November 5th, 1913 (Chorinchen/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 18th, 1945 (Balga/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Wilhelm von Salisch was born in Chorinchen/Brandenburg/Germany on 5.11.1913. He joined the army on 1.10.1936 and was promoted Leutnant on 1.1. 38 and Oberleutnant on 1.6.40.
Throughout most of the war he served in Jaeger (rifle) units which were considered the elite of the infantry.
In the Russian campaign he served as company commander, was promoted to Captain on 1.10.42, and batallion commander where he was promoted to Major on 1.4.43. He was promoted on 27.7.44 Oberstleutnant. He was appointed commander of Jaegerregiment 49 and promoted to Colonel on 1.2.45. On 18.3.45 he was killed in action near Balga/Eastern Prussia/Germany.

A posthume recommendation was made for the Eichenlaub mit Schwertern between April 17th and April 30th, 1945. Up till now no evidence has been found the recommendation was ever send on.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1e Luitenant)
Unit:
10. / Infanterie-Regiment 232
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1e Luitenant)
Unit:
10. / Infanterie-Regiment 232
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / Infanterie-Regiment 232
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Jäger-Regiment 49
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Jäger-Regiment 49
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo: Ernst S. von Heydebrand
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Thomas, Die Eichenlaubträger, Biblio Verlag 1998
    - Stockert, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-45
    - "In memoriam Oberst von Salisch", issued by survivors of Jaegerregiment 49

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