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Fey, Wilhelm "Willy"

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1918 (Lollar/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
April 29th, 2002 (Freiburg-Breisgau/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


1942: Unteroffizier;
?: SS-Oberscharführer;
?: Hauptmann (Bundeswehr).

?: schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502;
1956 - 1972: Bundeswehr.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
SS-Oberscharführer (Staff Sergeant)
Panzerkommandant, schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502, Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1945
Awarded for destroying 8 Soviet tanks during the fighting for Berlin in the time period 23.-28.04.1945. By this he raised his total of enemy tanks destroyed in close combat to 14.
Awarded by SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Wilhelm Mohnke.
The recommendation was done in the normal way to the Heerespersonalamt. With the Bundesarchiv there is no proof of the actual awarding. The awarding was accepted by the Bundeswehr and a Commission of Honour with the AKCR who both accepted the awarding. Actual awarding is therefore however uncertain.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes