Wilhelm Loos

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Wilhelm Loos
Born (1911-12-27)27 December 1911
Metz, German Empire
Died 28 December 1988(1988-12-28) (aged 77)
Kiel, West Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
1955–69
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 76
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Loos (27 December 1911 – 28 December 1988) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, an award in recognition of extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Loos also received the rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold - one of only 631 awards of this class.[1]

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. Berger 2004, p. 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Berger 2004, p. 302.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.

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>
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-3-7. 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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