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Bachor, Wilhelm "Willi"

    Date of birth:
    May 4th, 1921 (Kelbassen/Easternprussia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 20th, 2008 (Apolda/Thuringia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Although the request for the award of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes was supposed to have been placed in time, it was not received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA) before 8th May 1945 and this has not been a formal Ritterkreuz awarding during the Second World War. Within the Bundesarchiv it is only known that a written request from the Divisionskommandeur of 24.Panzer-Division to award the requested decoration was made. Any formal awarding is not known. The awarding was recognized in 1982 by the Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger. This formally is an unlawfull awarding.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Unteroffizier (Corporal)
    Unit:
    12. Kompanie, III. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 24, 24. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    June 28th, 1944
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberwachtmeister
    Unit:
    12. / Panzer-Regiment 24
    Awarded on:
    April 6th, 1945
    Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe

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