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Wilhelm Loos
Born (1911-12-27)27 December 1911
Died 28 December 1988(1988-12-28) (aged 77)
Place of birth Metz, France
Place of death Kiel, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
1955–1969
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 76
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Loos (27 December 1911 – 28 December 1988) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 302.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • 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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