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Wilhelm Braun
Born (1902-02-06)February 6, 1902
Died 22 January 1943(1943-01-22) (aged 40)
Place of birth Hasenweiler
Place of death Stalingrad
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1943
Rank Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held II. / Infanterie-Regiment 576
Battles/wars

World War II

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.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
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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