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Salz, Wilhelm "Willi"

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1915 (Duisburg/Rhineland, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
6. / Infanterie-Regiment 502
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 6. / Grenadier-Regiments 502 / 290.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Action:
During the fighting around Polosk where the Germans suffered heavy losses, Salz collected the remnants of the scattered men and counterattacked the superior forces of the Soviets. Due to the surprise and their tenacity, Salz's men broke the offensive.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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