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Karl Willig

Karl Willig
Born 31 August 1908
Died 2 December 1977(1977-12-02) (aged 69)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1927–45
Rank Major
Commands held II./Grenadier-Regiment 120 (mot.)

World War II

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

Karl Willig (31 August 1908 – 2 December 1977) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Willig was captured at Stalingrad in 1943 and was released in 1949.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 362.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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