Apell, von, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1892 (Bückeburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 7th, 1969 (Varnhalt/Baden- Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

31 Mar 1910 : Charakter als Fähnrich
16 Nov 1910 : Fähnrich
18 Aug 1911 : Leutnant
05 Oct 1916 : Oberleutnant
01 Nov 1923 : Hauptmann/Rittmeister
01 Sep 1933 : Major
01 Apr 1936 : Oberstleutnant
01 Oct 1938 : Oberst
01 Apr 1941 : Generalmajor
01 Apr 1943 : Generalleutnant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Commander of the 11th Cavalry-Rifle-Regiment
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Commander of the 11th Cavalry-Rifle-Regiment
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur 9.Schützen-Brigade / 9.Panzer-Division / XXXX.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1941
Details:
281st Award.
Submitted on 17th April 1941.
Preliminary Award document and decoration on 19th May 1941 to Armee Oberkommando 12.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Commander of the 2nd Motorcycle-Rifle-Regiment
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant of the 7th Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Platoon-Leader in the MG-Company of the 7th Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant of the 7th Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1915
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Company-Leader in the 7th Reserve-Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1919
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Commander of the II. Half-Regiment of the Mounted-Regiment Erfurt
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Commander of the 2nd Motorcycle-Rifle-Regiment
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander of the 9th Rifle-Brigade
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Commander of the 22nd Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
1942
Krimschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Unit:
Company-Chief in the 1st Infantry-Regiment
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1926
Ehrenritterkreuz zum Johanniterorden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant of the 7th Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1914
Kreuz für Treue Dienste (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant of the 7th Jäger-Battalion
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1915
Action:
with swords
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Action:
with swords
Kriegserinnerungsmedaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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