Wulf, Hermann

Date of birth:
July 25th, 1915 (Eichede/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1990 (Norderstedt/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Offiziersanwärter;
1937: Leutnant;
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
September 1st, 1943: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant;
1956: Oberstleutnant (Bundesheer);
1963: Oberst (Bundesheer);
1967: Brigadegeneral.

Career:
?: Reichsarbeitsdienst;
October 1st, 1934: Infanterie-Regiment 6;
?: Kriegsschule Dresden;
?: Infanterieschule Döberitz;
1937: Zugführer, Infanterie-Regiment 47;
?: Zugführer, Infanterie-Regiment 76;
1941: mdFb, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 76 (mot.);
1943: Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 76;
November 1944: Führer, Kampfgruppe Z, Panzer-Brigade 150;
?: Kommandeur, Führer-Begleit-Bataillon;
?: Import und Export-Unternehmen Wulf;
?: Universitätsklinik Hamburg-Eppendorf ;
?: Krankenhaus Elim;
1956: Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Lehrbataillon;
?: Brigadeführer-Lehrgang, Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (FüAkBw);
?: Lehrgruppenkommandeur, Heeresoffizierschule II (HOS II);
1963: Schulkommandeur, ABC- und Selbstschutzschule (ABC/SeS);
?: Kommandeur, Heeresoffizierschule II;
?: Geschäftsführer, Bedarfsfluggesellschaft General Air.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 9. / Infanterie-Regiment 76 (mot.)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for the relief of the encircled elements of Infanterie-Regiment 76 in the town of Gory, and thus enabling continued operations against the Neva river and Shlisselburg.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Grenadier-Regiment 76 (mot.)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded the Oakleaves for the following actions...

1. Successfully defending on the Ssitomlja (in the area Tikhvin-Volkhov), were Wulf and his battalion held their cut-off position for four days, thereby tying down significant Soviet forces and ensuring that the Tikhvin-Chudovo road (supplying three divisions) remained open.
2. Conducting a night attack against the Soviet Volkhov bridgehead on the night of 31.12.1941/01.01.1942, where he and his battalion stormed two enemy strongpoints and captured 21 heavy machine guns. Wulf was later seriously wounded on 13.01.1942.
3. Continuing to prove his worth as a field commander after returning to command his old battalion on 28.04.1943, despite the injuries to his knee. He particularly distinguished himself during the breakout of Hube's pocket in March 1944, where his division was among the German units encircled.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Grenadier-Regiment 76 (mot.)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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