Wilhelm Anhalt

Wilhelm Anhalt
Born (1917-03-28)28 March 1917
Died 13 May 1979(1979-05-13) (aged 62)
Huntsville, Ontario
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1936–1945, 1956–1973
Rank Kapitänleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Fregattenkapitän (Bundeswehr)
Unit SMS Schlesien
Commands held Räumboot "R 38", "R 39"
Minesweeper "M 84"
4. Räumbootflottille

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Cross of Merit on ribbon

Johannes Friedrich Wilhelm Anhalt (28 March 1917 – 13 May 1979) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.



  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1:A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2453-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.

External links

  • Wilhelm Anhalt @ Ritterkreuzträger.de

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