Wilhelm Heun

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Wilhelm Heun
Born 23 May 1895
Herborn
Died 21 September 1986(1986-09-21) (aged 91)
Göttingen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–18
1933–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 83. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Heun (23 May 1895 – 21 September 1986) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also 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. Wilhelm Heun was captured in May 1945 by American troops and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 187.

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>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Theodor Scherer
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1944 – 28 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinrich Götz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Heinrich Götz
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
22 August 1944 – 27 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor of the Reserves Maximilian Wengler