Hermann Wulf

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Dr. med. Hermann Wulf
Born 25 July 1915
Died 19 May 1990(1990-05-19) (aged 74)
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held III./Grenadier-Regiment 76

World War II

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

Dr. med. Hermann Wulf[Note 1] (25 July 1915 – 19 May 1990) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr. 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. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards. Hermann Wulf was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and escaped in October 1945. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1971 as a Brigadier general.

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  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 462.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 367.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold [Knight's Cross Bearers with the Close Combat Clasp in Gold] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-3-7. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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