|Born||February 6, 1902|
|Died||22 January 1943(aged 40)|
|Place of birth||Hasenweiler|
|Place of death||Stalingrad|
|Years of service||1935–1943|
|Commands held||II. / Infanterie-Regiment 576|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
|Other work||Police officer|
Wilhelm Braun (6 February 1902 – 22 January 1943) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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 Braun died on 22 January 1943 at Stalingrad and was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (18 July 1940)
- 1st Class (12 July 1942)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 January 1943 as Major and commander of II. / Infanterie-Regiment 576
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
- 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.