Wichert, Willy

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1918 (Mehlsack/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 10th, 1944 (Buczacz/Ternopil Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Willy wichert died of his wounds on 10th March 1944 at Buczacz, south of Ternopil, Soviet Union as Kommandeur 1. / Grenadier-Regiment 505.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
6. / Grenadier-Regiment 506
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 3. / Divisions-Füsilier-Bataillon 291
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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