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Morzik, Friedrich-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
December 10th, 1891 (Passenheim, Germany)
Date of death:
June 17th, 1985 (Freudenstadt, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberst (Group Captain)
Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1 and Lufttransportführer Ost of Luftflotte 1
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1942
Oberst Morzik was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his major success in planning and overseeing the German aerial resupply operation to the Demyansk pocket in early 1942. Despite the difficult conditions, and the unprecedented nature of the task being demanded, Morzik nonetheless proved his leadership abilities by providing enough supplies for the troops in the Demyansk pocket to continue holding out. Without the success of the German aerial resupply efforts the troops in the pocket would have been overrun long before their actual relief in the spring of that year.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes