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Wolf Andreae (13 July 1898 in Ermschwerd – 18 December 1991 in Tenerife) was a German Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. Wolf Andreae was born on 13 July 1898 in the Ermschwerdt near Kassel. As a soldier in the 2nd section of the artillery regiment 40, joining 2. battery of the border artillery regiment 105, in the Saarpfalz, he was promoted on 1 April 1934 to the rank of captain. As Colonel and Commander of the Launcher Regiment 71, he received the Knight's cross on 24 June 1944. Wolf Andreae died on 18 December 1991 in Tenerife/Spain.

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Wehrmachtbericht referenceEdit

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
16 March 1944 An der Südfront griff der Feind nach ungewöhnlich schweren Bombenangriffen, von starker Artillerie und Panzern unterstützt, den Ort Cassino an. Die Angriffe scheiterten am heldenhaften Widerstand des hier eingesetzten Fallschirmjägerregiments 3 unter Führung des Oberst Heilmann und unter wirksamer Unterstützung durch das Werferregiment 71 und Führung des Oberleutnants Andreae.[3] On the Southern Front, following an unusually heavy bombardment, supported by strong artillery and tanks, the enemy attacked the town Cassino. The attacks failed due to the heroic resistance of the here employed Parachute Regiment 3 under the leadership of Colonel Heilmann and effectively supported by the Mortar Regiment 71 under the leadership of First Lieutenant Andreae.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 192.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 58.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
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