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Karl Wanka

Karl Wanka
Born 1 June 1914
Auschowitz, Bohemia
Died 3 May 1980(1980-05-03) (aged 65)
Bad Kissingen
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 53
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Karl Wanka (1 June 1914 – 3 May 1980) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve 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. Karl Wanka was captured by American forces in May 1945, he was handed over to Czech forces and was forced to work in a uranium mine until 1956.

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References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 414.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 354.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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