Wehking, Hermann

Date of birth:
September 9th, 1914 (Friedewalde/NRW, Germany)
Date of death:
November 3rd, 2009 (Minden/NRW, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 146 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberwachtmeister
Unit:
Vorgeschobener Beobachter I. / Artillerie-Regiment 146 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his decisive role in preventing an enemy breakthrough NE of Krivoi Rog via a temporary hole in the German frontline. He did this primarily via directing artillery fire from five batteries onto the advancing enemy but also through an infantry engagement involving himself and the other three members of his forward observer group.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collections
  • - WENDT, KURT, Wir Für Alle, Hamburg, 1996.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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

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