Wilhelm Anhalt

Wilhelm Anhalt
Born (1917-03-28)28 March 1917
Berlin
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
Battles/wars

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.

Awards

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • 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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