Wolfgang Kretzschmar

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Wolfgang Kretzschmar
Born (1907-07-02)2 July 1907
Allenstein
Died 27 December 1944(1944-12-27) (aged 37)
Frauenburg/Goldingen
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1926 – 1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held JgRgt 24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumous)

Wolfgang Kretzschmar (2 July 1907 – 27 December 1944) was a German officer serving during World War II and recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Berger 2000, p. 167.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 407.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 89.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 47.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Weber
Leader of the 12. Feld-Division (L)
15 November 1944 – 27 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Weber