- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur, Panzerjäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland", Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland", Heer
- Awarded on:
- May 8th, 1945
During the battle near Standensen on 15.04.1945 Walle destroyed nine British tanks with panzerfausts and along with his comrades Stützle and Anding were able to temporarily check the Allied advance. For this Walle was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Proposal arrived at HPA/A on 2-5-1945 (destruction of 9 tanks with Panzerfaust), no hints in the files on a handling or an ordinary procedere resulting in an award. FRG Ministry of Defense wasn't able to find a confirmation for an award (1963). On a KC proposallist of IIa/OB Nordwest W. is crossed out with the remark : "verl." (without date), most probable meaning = "verliehen" which is a hint on a possible award. Accepted by OdR in accordance with so-called "Dönitz-Erlass". Award date determined by Fellgiebel.