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|Born||7 November 1911
|Died||12 March 1944
field hospital Dorpat, Eastern Front
|Years of service||1939–44|
|Unit||4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Wilhelm Dietrich (7 November 1911 – 12 March 1944) was a Sturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Wilhelm Dietrich was the commander of the I.Battalion, 1st SS Polizei Schutzen Regiment, 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division on 15 October 1942, when serving on the Eastern Front. Prior to winning the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross he had been awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class in June 1940, 1st class in January 1941 and the German Cross in Gold in September 1942.
He was killed in action on March 12, 1944.
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- Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7.
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