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Wilhelm Anhalt
Born (1917-03-28)28 March 1917
Died 13 May 1979(1979-05-13) (aged 62)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Huntsville, Ontario
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1936–1945, 1956–1973
Rank Kapitänleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Fregattenkapitän (Bundeswehr)
Unit SMS Schlesien
Commands held Räumboot "R 38", "R 39"
Minesweeper "M 84"
4. Räumbootflottille
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Cross of Merit on ribbon

Johannes Friedrich Wilhelm Anhalt (28 March 1917 – 13 May 1979) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Dörr 1995, p. 4.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dörr 1995, p. 5.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1:A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2453-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • 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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