Wolf, Richard (WH-Gren.Rgt. 208)

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1894 (Simmern/Hessen-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1972 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 208, 79. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 208, 79. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1943
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his leadership of Grenadier-Regiment 208 during the following actions...

1. His regiment's achievements during the Second Battle of Kharkov. In particular their holding of Bereka and Passiki when Soviet armour attacked them on 12.05.1942.
2. The capture of Rowenki during Operation Blue on 09.07.1942. 13 Soviet battle positions were destroyed and an intact bridge over the Aidarbach was seized.
3. The role of his regiment during the attack on the Red October factory on 23.10.1942.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Festung Nürnberg, Heer
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the defense of Nuremberg in 1945.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 208, 79. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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