- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 5 / 5. Jägerdivision
- Awarded on:
- April 18th, 1943
The rationale for Wagner's Knight's Cross was as follows...
"Oberst Wagner has distinguished himself in the defensive battles south of lake Ilmen. When strong enemy forces broke through the sector of the neighbouring division, he formed a Kampfgruppe of artillerymen and drivers from his artillery regiment and was able to intercept and prevent the further advance of the enemy."