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Wildermuth, Dr.jur., Hermann-Eberhard

Date of birth:
October 23rd, 1890 (Stuttgart, Germany)
Date of death:
March 9th, 1952 (Tübingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant d.R. (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 371
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 272
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
The following wartime excerpt (dated 30.08.1940) describes why Wildermuth received the Knight’s Cross…

“Major Wildermuth captured Hill 304 (located north of Cappel) on the 14.06.1940, and thereby achieved the first breach in the Maginot Line in the sector of his Division. On the 16.06.1940, as a result of his executing two extremely bold actions (during which he captured 2 French companies with just 4 men of his own), he captured Vie and occupied the bridge located there. By doing so he laid the groundwork for a swift crossing of the Seille river and the continued relentless pursuit of enemy forces.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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