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Utz, Willi

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1893 (Furth im Wald, Germany)
Date of death:
April 20th, 1954 (Bad Reichenhall, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 100.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Commander Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 100
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1941
Action:
In the execution of operations on Crete, the commander of a Mountain Division, General Major Ringel, and as commanders of mountain regiments, the Colonels Utz, Jais and Krakau and the commander of a mountain artillery regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmann, along with their subordinate troops had a decisive share.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • - 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, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum