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Alfred Wenz

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service  1939–44
Unit  Grenadier-Regiment 435
Service/branch  Heer
Rank  Oberleutnant
Name  Alfred Wenz
Died  19 September 1944(1944-09-19) (aged 24) Bauska, Latvia

Alfred Emil Wenz (1 December 1919 – 19 September 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Alfred Wenz was killed on 19 September 1944 in Bauska, Latvia. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 21 September 1944.

Awards and decorations

  • West Wall Medal (1 November 1939)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (19 February 1942)
  • 1st Class (1 January 1944)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black (1 January 1943)
  • Infantry Assault Badge (1 April 1942)
  • Eastern Front Medal (18 August 1942)
  • Sniper's Badge
  • First Grade (23 June 1943)
  • Second Grade (?)
  • Close Combat Clasp
  • in Bronze (12 April 1944)
  • in Silver (20 August 1944)
  • Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (17 May 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 September 1944 as Oberleutnant and Chef 7./Grenadier-Regiment 435
  • References

    Alfred Wenz Wikipedia


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