Falley, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1897 (Metz/Lorraine, Germany)
Date of death:
June 6th, 1944 (Chateau de Bernaville-Picauville/Normandy, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Orglandes
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Generalleutnant Wilhelm Falley was commanding the 91.Luftlande-Infanterie-Division when he was ambushed by American paratroopers and was killed near his headquarters at Chateau de Bernaville, Picauville in Normandy.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 433 /164.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 4 / 32.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 4 / 32.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 4 / 32.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 246.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins
  • - 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
    - Axis Biographical Research

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