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Wessel, Walter

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1892 (Lauthental/Province of Hanover, Germany)
Date of death:
July 20th, 1943 (near Morano/province of Cosenza, Italy)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 15 (mot.) / 29.Infanterie-Division "Falke" / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
Details:
204th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 15 (mot.) / 29.Infanterie-Division "Falke" / 2.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Details:
76st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Götte, F. & Peiler, H., Die 29.Falke-Division – 1936-1945 29.I.D.-29.I.D. (mot)-29.Pz.Gren.Div., Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2003

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