Wagner, Klaus

Date of birth:
October 30th, 1917 (Schmalkalden/Thüringia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 24th, 2002 (Cayey, Puerto Rico)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Destroyed a total of 22 tanks over the course of his career.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 667
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his battery of Sturmgeschütze in the fighting around Rzhev in August 1942. During these battles, in which they supported the 161. Infanterie-Division, Wagner's battery destroyed 83 Soviet tanks. Wagner and his crew alone destroyed 18 on the 29/30 August.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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