Woll, Balthasar "Bobby"

    Date of birth:
    September 1st, 1922 (Wemmetsweiler/Saarland, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 18th, 1996 (Sennestadt/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    ?: SS-Oberschutze;
    November 9th, 1943: SS-Rottenführer;
    January 30th, 1944: SS-Unterscharführer;
    ?: SS-Scharführer;
    October 1st, 1944: SS-Oberscharführer.

    Credited with a total of 80 tanks destroyed.

    Career:
    ?: MG-Schütze, 3. Kompanie, SS-Totenkopf-Infanterieregiment 1, SS-Totenkopf-Division;
    ?: 13. Schwere Panzer-Kompanie, SS Panzer-Regiment 1, 1. SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberschütze
    Awarded on:
    July 23rd, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberschütze
    Awarded on:
    July 23rd, 1942
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberschütze
    Awarded on:
    July 26th, 1942
    Demjanskschild
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Oberschütze
    Awarded on:
    October 14th, 1943
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS- Rottenführer
    Awarded on:
    January 1st, 1944
    Details:
    Silver version
    Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS- Rottenführer
    Unit:
    Richtschütze, 13./SS-Panzer-Regiment 1, SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler", 1. SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", W
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1944
    Action:
    The initial justification for Woll's Knight's Cross reads as follows...
    "Exceptional conduct in earlier fighting at Kharkov - action March 1943. Summer action Belgorod 1943 and present winter battles. 61 tanks destroyed as of 11/1/44, including numerous assault guns.
    During elimination of armoured penetration on 12/ and 13/1/44 in Mal.Bespechna-Chesnovka area, 16 T-34s and 3 assault guns were knocked out by the tank of SS-Rottenführer Woll, where he served as gunner. This raises his total of tanks destroyed to 80."
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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