Wolf, Adolf (LW-Flak)

Date of birth:
May 23rd, 1899 (Braunschweig/Braunschweig, Germany)
Date of death:
March 11th, 1973 (Bayreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Career:
?: Kommandeur I. / Flak-Regiment 64;
May 31st, 1940 - June 24th, 1940: Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 64;
February 1st, 1944 - October 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 18. Flak-Division;
October 2nd, 1944 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandeur 13. Flak-Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. Flak-Regiment 64 (motorisiert), Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Action:
The following press release concerns the action that led to the reception of the Knight's Cross by Oberstleutnant Wolf.
"Oberstleutnant Wolf has with his battalion of Flak troops accompanied the armored troops into the forward battle areas and provided excellent protection for their continued advance across the Somme. His battalion has in the first part of the western campaign shot down a large number of enemy aircraft. It has also participated in the defense against the Anglo-French attack on Abbeville and resisted against heavy ground and air assaults. The battalion's glorious exploits and the contributions of its Commander, who through prudent leadership and personal bravery managed to get the most out of his batteries even in dangerous situations, played a large role in the successful conclusion of this battle."
During the defense of the Abbeville bridgehead (as described in the press) 56 allied tanks were destroyed. Wolf's Flak guns played a critical role in knocking out the larger allied tanks such as the Char B1 bis that the majority of German AT guns were powerless against.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1941
Flakkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 49, 5. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1942
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 13. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1944
Details:
Date according to the publication in the Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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