Paul Adam (German soldier)

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Paul Adam
Born 23 March 1892
Saarbrücken
Died 30 November 1969(1969-11-30) (aged 77)
Saarbrücken
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–18
1935–45
Rank Oberst i.G. der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 158
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Adam (23 March 1892 – 30 November 1969) was a highly decorated Oberst i.G. der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Paul Adam was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket, and was held until 1948.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 15.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 187.
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. 
  • Nietrug, Gerd (2004). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Saarlandes 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Saarland 1939 – 1945] (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Nickel. pp. 8–18. ISBN 978-3-925480-93-5. 
  • 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 (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 

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