Wulff, Hermann

Date of birth:
November 27th, 1919 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 8th, 2008 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Grenadier-Regiment 333
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Grenadier-Regiment 333
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1944
Action:
In the battles around Riga in mid-1944 the Soviets succeeded in breaking through a German artillery position, but were quickly sealed off by an alarm battalion. The very next day however the Soviets smashed through these defences as well with heavy air and artillery support, with the goal of seizing the bridges over the northern Daugava river. This threatened the entire 225. Infanterie-Division. Wulff, who was commanding the regimental reserve of Grenadier-Regiment 333, immediately counterattacked. He succeeding in pushing the Soviets back to their starting positions and built a new security line at the edge of a forest, holding this against all Soviet attacks. For these actions he would be awarded the Knight's Cross.
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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de