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Willi Koch

Willi Koch
Willi Koch
Born (1917-01-28)28 January 1917
Died 29 April 1945(1945-04-29) (aged 28)
Ferch Schwielowsee, near Potsdam
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 32

World War II

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

Willi Koch (28 January 1917 – 29 April 1945) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Willi Koch was killed on 29 April 1945, during the Battle of Berlin

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 383.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 217.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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