Gerhard Wilck

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Gerhard Wilck (standing 2nd from left) at Trent Park

Colonel Gerhard Wilck (17 June 1898, Löbau, West Prussia - 5 April 1985, Rheinbreitbach) was the German commander who defended the German city Aachen in the Battle of Aachen. He surrendered on 22 October 1944 against the orders of Hitler, after a stubborn defence and bitter urban warfare.