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Wenk, Richard

Date of birth:
August 16th, 1881 (Hammelburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
October 17th, 1962 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
July 14th, 1899: Fahnenjunker;
February 6th, 1900: Fähnrich;
March 4th, 1901: Leutnant (Patent: March 4th, 1901);
October 23rd, 1910: Oberleutnant (Patent: October 23rd, 1910);
November 3rd, 1914: Hauptmann (Patent: November 20th, 1913);
September 26th, 1919: Major (Patent: October 18th, 1918);
April 1st, 1924: Oberstleutnant;
February 1st, 1929: Oberst (RDA: February 1st, 1929 -7-);
1938: Oberst z.V.;
August 1st, 1942: Generalmajor z.V.;
July 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant z.V.

Career:
July 24th, 1899: kgl. bayer. 5. Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen";
January 1st, 1909: kgl. bayer. 5. Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen";
October 1st, 1911 - 1 augustus 1914: Bayerische Kriegsakademie;
August 2nd, 1914: 2. Adjutant 1. bayer. Landwehr-Brigade;
February 19th, 1915: 2. Generalstabsoffizier, 5. bayer. Reserve-Division;
March 6th, 1916 - March 27th, 1916: Führer, II. Bataillon, Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 7;
June 19th, 1916: Generalstab, II. bayer. Armeekorps;
October 19th, 1916: Stab 11. Infanterie-Division;
January 1st, 1917: 1. Generalstabsoffizier, Stab, 10. bayer. Infanterie-Division;
August 16th, 1918: Bataillons-Kommandeur, 14. bayer. Infanterie-Division;
August 26th, 1918 - September 2nd, 1918: stellvertretender Führer, 4. bayer. Infanterie-Regiment;
September 4th, 1918: Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, 4. bayer. Infanterieregiment;
September 12th, 1918: 1. Generalstabsoffizier, 5. bayer. Infanterie-Division;
December 18th, 1918: zur Verwendung, Stab, II. bayer. Armeekorps (Würzburg);
April 1st, 1924: Chef, 13. (MW), Infanterieregiment 19 (München);
May 2st, 1925: Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterieregiment 19 (Kempten);
May 1st, 1928: Stab, Infanterieregiment 19 (München);
September 30th, 1929: Retirement;
September 8th, 1939: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Ersatz-Regiment 157;
November 26th, 1939: Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 315;
August 2nd, 1941 - August 11th, 1941: m.d.F.b. 167. Infanterie-Division;
September 25th, 1942: Kommandeur, Division Nr. 461;
April 1st, 1944: Führerreserve OKH;

Richard Wenk passed away in 1962 and was buried at the Stadtfriedhof in Weilheim.

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Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
kgl. bayer. 5. Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen"
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1905
Jubiläumsmedaille für die Armee 1905
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant, kgl. bayer. 5. Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen"
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1909
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant, kgl. bayer. 5. Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen"
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1910
Silbernes Verdienstkreuz des Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
2. Adjutant, 1. bayer. Landwehr-Brigade
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
2. Adjutant, 1. bayer. Landwehr-Brigade
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1914
Awarded with swords.
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
2. Generalstabsoffizier, 5. bayer. Reserve-Division
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1915
Awarded with swords
Ritterkreuz II. Klasse des Königlich Sächsischer Albrechtsordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
2. Generalstabsoffizier, 5. bayer. Reserve-Division
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
1. Generalstabsoffizier, Stab, 10. bayer. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1917
Awarded with swords.
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Bataillons-Kommandeur, 14. bayer. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1918
With swords and crown.
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst z.V. (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 315, 167.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst z.V. (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 315, 167.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst z.V. (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 315, 167.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor zur Verwendung (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 315, 167.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded with "Kriegsdekoration".
Militärverdienstkreuz I. Klasse

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