Erich Wulff

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Erich Wulff
Born (1910-08-02)2 August 1910
Schönkirchen, Germany
Died 3 February 1945(1945-02-03) (aged 34)
Flederborn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1941–1945
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross I Class
Iron Cross II Class
German Cross in Gold

Erich Wulff (2 August 1910 — 3 February 1945) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II, who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Erich Wulff was born on the 2 August 1910 in Schönkirchen in Holstein. During World War II he volunteered to join the Waffen SS and was posted to the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian). He was killed in Action on the 3 February 1945, during the breakout attempt from encirclement near Flederborn on the Eastern Front. He was awarded a posthumous Knight's Cross in May 1945.

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  • 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. 
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel (2007). Retreat to the Reich. Stackpole books. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X.
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will (2003). Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS. 1943-45 Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2.
  • Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939-1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
  • Mitcham, Samuel (2007). The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45. Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8