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Wilhelm Borchert
Born (1904-05-28)May 28, 1904
Died 13 May 1944(1944-05-13) (aged 39)
Place of birth Schöneiche
Place of death Crimea, Ukraine
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922–1944
Rank Major
Commands held III. / Grenadier-Regiment 121
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Borchert (28 May 1904 – 13 May 1944) 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 was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Wilhelm Borchert was killed on 13 May 1944 in the Crimea.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 119.
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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