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Wilhelm von Malachowski
Born (1914-06-06)6 June 1914
Died 28 October 1980(1980-10-28) (aged 66)
Place of birth Rostock
Place of death Cologne
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 228
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm von Malachowski (6 June 1914 – 28 October 1980) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 53.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 247.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.
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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.

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