1 August 1940: Leutnant
1 September 1942: Oberleutnant
27 September 1944: Hauptmann (posthumously)
01.04.1938: entered the Luftwaffe
01.04.1939: II./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 1
1941: 5 x wounded
1944: 9./Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 6.
1944: Killed by a direct hit by an artillery shell.
Wagner joined the Luftwaffe on April 1st 1938, a year later he became a paratrooper.
His first assignemnt was with the II Battalion, 1st Parachute Regiment fighting in Poland and Holland: he recieved his Iron Cross 1st Class.
He later took part in the invasion of Crete with the 6th company 1st Regiment landing near the Heraklion airfield. Although wounded, he led an assault which eliminated thre British anti-arcraft positions and he personally knocked out one of the few tanks on the island with hand grenades. After personally reading the 1st Parachute Regiments battle account, Reichsmarschall Herman Göring recomended him for the Knights Cross which he recieved July 28th, 1942.
In early 1944, he was assigned to the newly forming 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment as C.O. of the 9th Kompanie which he led until June 7, 1944 when he was killed by a direct hit on his command dugout by an artillery shell.
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