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Wilhelm Broeffel
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Born (1915-02-06)6 February 1915
Died 24 June 1944(1944-06-24) (aged 29)
Place of birth Nienhagen
Place of death near Vitebsk, Belarus
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1944
Rank Major
Commands held II./Grenadier-Regiment 502
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Broeffel (6 February 1915 – 24 June 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 Broeffel was killed on 24 June 1944 near Vitebsk, Belarus.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
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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