Adolf Wolf

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Adolf Wolf
Born 23 May 1899
Braunschweig
Died 11 March 1973(1973-03-11) (aged 73)
Bayreuth
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1920)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1917–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 18. Flak-Division
13. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Adolf Wolf (23 May 1899 – 11 March 1973) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 13. Flak Division. 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. Adolf Wolf was captured in 1945 by British troops and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 365.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Prinz Heinrich Reuss
Commander of 18. Flak-Division
1 February 1944 - 2 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Sachs
Preceded by
Generalmajor Max Schaller
Commander of 13. Flak-Division
2 October 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None