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Willy Marienfeld
Born (1895-10-01)October 1, 1895
Died 7 June 1944(1944-06-07) (aged 48)
Place of birth Reppen
Place of death Constanţa, Romania
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914 - 1944
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 658
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Willy Marienfeld (1 October 1895 – 7 June 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Willy Marienfeld died from wounds on 7 June 1944 in Constanţa, Romania.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 248.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
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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