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Wilhelm Becker
Born (1920-12-31)December 31, 1920
Died 12 March 1945(1945-03-12) (aged 24)
Place of birth Habinghorst
Place of death Dortmund
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank Unteroffizier
Unit II./Flak-Regiment 43
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Becker (31 December 1920 – 12 March 1945) was a highly decorated Unteroffizier in the Luftwaffe 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 was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Wilhelm Becker was killed on 12 March 1945 in Dortmund while manning his anti-aircraft gun.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 108.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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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