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Wilhelm Okrent was Obergefreiter of the Wehrmacht and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Life[edit | edit source]

Wilhelm Okrent fought in the second world war for the 4th Kompanie of the 116th Tank Artillery Regiment of the 5th Panzer Division as a cannoneer in a tank. His duties as Cannoneer were aiming and moving the gun of the tank for shooting at the targets. For his participation in the German-Soviet war he received the Eastern Front Medal. He also received Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 2 April 1943. Before that he had also received the Iron cross, second and first class.

Wilhelm Okrent has been called a missing person since VE-Day in Prague. He was declared dead by court due to a draft of family members according to the Verschollenheitsgesetz in 1949.

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Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 329.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 577.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986] (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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