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Wilhelm Ahrens

This article is about the German military officer. For the mathematician, see Wilhelm Ahrens (mathematician).
Wilhelm Ahrens
Nickname "Willi"
Born 1 October 1912
Goslar
Died 26 August 1998(1998-08-26) (aged 85)
Gummersbach
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1931–1945
1956–1970
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held III.(Jäger)/Grenadier-Regiment 17
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm "Willi" Ahrens (1 October 1912 – 26 August 1998) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also 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. After the war Wilhelm Ahrens joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1970.

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External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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