Edwin Stolz

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Edwin Stolz
Born (1912-12-04)4 December 1912
Bühlertal
Died 17 May 1944(1944-05-17) (aged 31)
Polotsk, Belarus
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit 14./Grenadier-Regiment 353
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Edwin Stolz (4 December 1912 – 17 May 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Edwin Stolz was killed on 17 May 1944 in Polotsk, Belarus. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 335.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
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. 
  • 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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