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Thilo Freiherr von Werthern

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Years of service  1935–45 1957–72
Service/branch  German Army
Name  Thilo von
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)  West Germany
Rank  Hauptmann (Wehrmacht) Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held  Fahnenjunkerschule 2 der Panzertruppe
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of Belgium Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Bialystok–Minsk Battle of Kiev (1941) Battle of Voronezh (1942) Battles of Rzhev Battle of Kursk Lower Dnieper Offensive Cherkassy Pocket First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive Battle of Memel
Died  January 10, 2004, Hamburg, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Battle of Belgium

Thilo Freiherr von Werthern (24 July 1912 – 10 January 2004) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Thilo Freiherr von Werthern was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in June 1945. He later joined the Bundeswehr in 1957 and retired in 1972 as an Oberstleutnant.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • in Silver
  • in Gold
  • Panzer Badge
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 September 1941 as Oberleutnant and Chief of the 3. / Schutzen-Regiment 394
  • References

    Thilo Freiherr von Werthern Wikipedia


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