- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
- 3. Rumänische Armee
- Awarded on:
- December 28th, 1942
Wenck was assigned as chief of staff to the Romanian general Dumitrescu, who commanded the 3rd Romanian Army, in order to provide liaison and advice. Following the commencement of the Soviet Operation Uranus, Wenck's advice proved invaluable in preventing the total disintegration of the army, and Manstein was full of praise for his contributions. He was thus decorated with the Knight's Cross.