Wilhelm Drewes

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Wilhelm Drewes
Born (1907-05-26)26 May 1907
Ilster
Died 14 July 1982(1982-07-14) (aged 75)
Bremen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Major
Commands held I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm Heinrich Friedrich Drewes (26 May 1907 – 14 July 1982) 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.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 132.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Thomas & Wegmann 2000, p. 37.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 140.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.

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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (2000). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 5: Dr–Em (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2575-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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