Hermann Wulf

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Dr. med.
Hermann Wulf
Born 25 July 1915
Eichede
Died 19 May 1990(1990-05-19) (aged 74)
Norderstedt
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
1956–71
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Commands held III./Grenadier-Regiment 76
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dr. med. Hermann Wulf[Note 1] (25 July 1915 – 19 May 1990) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Brigadegeneral in the Bundeswehr. 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. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards. Hermann Wulf was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and escaped in October 1945. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1971 as a Brigadier general.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1998, p. 462.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 367.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

Bibliography

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