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Vielwerth, Wilhelm-August "Erich"

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1912 (Büdingen/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
August 12th, 1997 (Büdingen/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
1936: Unteroffizier;
1938: Feldwebel;
October 1st, 1940: Oberfeldwebel;
May 1st, 1943: Leutnant;
March 1st, 1944: Oberleutnant.

Career:
1931 - 1936: Polizei;
1936: Heer;
?: Zugführer, 1. / Infanterie-Regiment 87 (motorisiert) / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
1944: Führer 3. / Grenadier-Regiment 87 / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
March 1945: Bataillonsführer Grenadier-Regiment 87 / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
May 1945 - August 1945: American POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1940
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 87 (motorisiert), 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 87, 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on August 5th, 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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