- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Obergefreiter (Corporal)
- Richtschütze 1./Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung 32
- Awarded on:
- January 5th, 1944
On 21.12.1943 the Soviets launched a tank/infantry attack against the positions of the 32. Infanterie-Division following a 45 minute artillery barrage. However the attack was crushed, with enemy losses of 11 tanks destroyed. Of these Obergefreiter Wiegand personally destroyed 7 with his 7.5 cm AT gun, and thus played a major role in stopping the attempted Soviet breakthrough. He was awarded the Knight's Cross for this action.