- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Obergefreiter (Corporal)
- Gruppenführer I. / Regiments-Gruppe 482
- Awarded on:
- September 10th, 1944
During a Soviet attack on the decimated Regimentsgruppe 482, a local breakthrough was achieved in the sector of Obergefreite Wildner. Under his own initiative, and with only a few grenadiers, he launched a counterattack that threw the opponent back to their starting positions while also inflicting bloody losses. Through this act Wildner was able to save his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and he was thus decorated with the Iron Cross First Class and the Knight's Cross simultaneously.