Willi Koch

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Willi Koch
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Willi Koch
Born (1917-01-28)28 January 1917
Schlieben
Died 29 April 1945(1945-04-29) (aged 28)
Ferch Schwielowsee, near Potsdam
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 32
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Willi Koch (28 January 1917 – 29 April 1945) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel 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. Willi Koch was killed on 29 April 1945, during the Battle of Berlin

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 383.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 217.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

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>

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