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
Action:
Awarded for his Batterie’s contributions in assisting the breakout of the XXIII. Armee-Korps during late January 1942 in the Rzhev area. In this time the Batterie particularly distinguished itself on the 23.01.1942 when it destroyed 18 enemy guns 1 km SE of Bachmatowo.

He was also recognized for his personal total of enemy tanks and AT guns destroyed thus far. By the time of his being recommended for the Knight’s Cross he had destroyed a total of 35 enemy tanks since the start of Barbarossa.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 228, Heer
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
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.
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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