Thilo Freiherr von Werthern

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Thilo Freiherr von Werthern
Born 24 July 1912
Coburg
Died 10 January 2004(2004-01-10) (aged 91)
Hamburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
1957–72
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Fahnenjunkerschule 2 der Panzertruppe
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Thilo Freiherr von Werthern[a] (24 July 1912 – 10 January 2004) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Thilo Freiherr von Werthern was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in June 1945. He later joined the Bundeswehr in 1957 and retired in 1972 as an Oberstleutnant.

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 359.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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