Wolff, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
August 6th, 1895 (Hagen-Haspe/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1966 (Hannover/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 37
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Flak-Regiment 37
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1943
Action:
Wolff was awarded the Knight's Cross for his achievements as commander of Flak-Regiment 37 during the fighting around Stalingrad. He personally directed the battalions of his regiment during the advance of the XIV. Panzer-Korps to the Volga on 23.8.1942. In the fighting that followed his AA guns played a key role in defending the German gains against Soviet counterattacks. From 11.7.-17.9.1942 his regiment was credited with the following successes...
- 69 aircraft
- 134 tanks
- 34 guns
- 23 mortars
- 96 machine guns
- 10 AT guns
- 2 ships (on the Volga)

Wolff also distinguished himself during the defense of Stalingrad after it was encircled by the Soviets during late 1942 and early 1943.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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