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Thulke, Willi

Date of birth:
September 22nd, 1916 (Gumbinnen/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 4th, 1998 (Lippstadt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Willi Thulke finally reachted the rank of Oberstleutnant during the Second World War. After the war he served until 30th September 1972 with the Bundeswehr, there also finally reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 6. / Grenadier-Regiment 501 / 290.Infanterie-Division / II.Armeekorps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1943
Details:
1419th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 501 / 290.Infanterie-Division / X.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1944
Details:
424th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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