Malachowski, von, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
June 6th, 1914 (Rostock/Mecklenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 28th, 1980 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Wilhelm von Malachowski reached the rank of Major.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 2. Batterie, Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189, Heer
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 228, Heer
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1943
Action:
Recommendation:
During the battles for Novo-Palovski, Ignatviko and Masloff on January 14th, Knight’s Cross wearer Hauptmann von Malachovski again distinguished himself. In an independent operation he led his group, consisting of only seven tankdestroyers, two 2cm anti-aircraftguns and 50 footsoldiers, in an attack on Novo-Palovski and captured both places after heavy fightnig against enemy tanks and pushed along the right flank of Ignatviko through to the perimeter of Massloff. His tankdestroyers put 18 T-34 tanks and one KV-1 out of action, Hauptmann von Malachovski personally accounting for four T-34 tanks and one KV-1.
Details:
206th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1941
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1942
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