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Wilhelm von Salisch

Wilhelm von Salisch
Born (1913-11-05)5 November 1913
Chorin, Germany
Died 18 March 1945(1945-03-18) (aged 31)
Balga, East Prussia
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Jäger-Regiment 49
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm von Salisch (5 November 1913 – 18 March 1945) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
    • Wehrmachtbericht reference 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
22 September 1944 Am unteren Narew haben sich das Jägerregiment 49 unter Führung von Oberstleutnant von Salisch, und die Sturmgeschützbrigade 259 unter Führung von Major Tolckmitt in Angriff und Abwehr hervorragend geschlagen.[4] At the lower Narew, the 49th Infantry Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel von Salisch, and the 259th Assault Gun Brigade under the leadership of Major Tolckmitt have fought magnificently in attack and defense.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 237.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 300.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 255.
Bibliography
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  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.  
  • 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.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht


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