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Georg "Schorsch" Wenzelburger
Nickname "Schorsch"
Born (1910-12-22)22 December 1910
Died 18 January 2000(2000-01-18) (aged 89)
Place of birth Uhingen
Place of death Grafenberg
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1930–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Grenadier–Regiment 1093
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Georg "Schorsch" Wenzelburger (22 December 1910 – 18 January 2000) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 534.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 359.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther–Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun–Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen–SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer–Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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