Wolkewitz, Erich

Date of birth:
January 29th, 1904
Date of death:
June 30th, 1987 (Soest/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Awards:
Reichsportabzeichen in Silver.

Promotions:
December 14th, 1927: Polizei-Leutnant;
April 1st, 1930: Polizei-Oberleutnant;
January 1st, 1935: Hauptmann d.L.P.;
March, 16th, 1936: Hauptmann mit RDA vom 1-1-1936 (13d);
March 1st, 1941: Major (20);
August 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant mit RDA vom 1-4-1942 (951a);
February 1st, 1943: Oberst (86).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Wachrgt. Berlin;
January 19th, 1940: Inf.Ers.Btl. 99;
June 22nd, 1940: Fhr. III./Inf.Rgt. 479;
March 18th, 1942: mdFb Inf.Rgt. 479;
August 1st, 1942: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 479;
December 1st, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
March 15th, 1944: Kdr. Feldausb.Rgt. 635;
April 10th, 1944: m.stv.Fhrg.beauftr.;
May 11th, 1944: 390. Feldausb.Div.;
May 17th, 1944: Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 94;
June 2nd, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
January 22nd, 1945: mdFb. 31. V.G.D.;
March 13th, 1945: Führer-Reserve OKH.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 479, 258. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1942
Details:
786th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 479, 258. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 479, 258. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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