Friedrich-Wilhelm Wangerin

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Friedrich-Wilhelm Wangerin
Born (1915-01-27)27 January 1915
Berlin
Died 13 November 2002(2002-11-13) (aged 87)
Bonn
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer (1935–1940)
Luftwaffe (1940–1945)
Luftwaffe (1956–1971)
Years of service 1935–1945
1956–1971
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5
Commands held III./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 16-Ost
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Wilhelm Wangerin (27 January 1915 – 13 November 2002) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and a Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. 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.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Thomas and Wegmann on 28 January 1944.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 353.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 496.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 

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