Gerhard Wilck

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Gerhard Wilck
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2005-0136, Trent Park Camp, deutsche Offiziere.jpg
Gerhard Wilck (standing 2nd from left) at Trent Park
Born 17 June 1898
Löbau, West Prussia
Died 5 April 1985 (1985-04-06) (aged 86)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service - 1944
Rank Oberst

Colonel Gerhard Wilck (17 June 1898 in Löbau, West Prussia – 5 April 1985, in 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.


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