PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Langkeit, Willy
Date of birth: June 2nd, 1907 (Schuchten/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:  October 27th, 1969 (Bad Bramstedt/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: November 10th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: August 30th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Major
Unit: II. / Panzer-Regiment 36
Awarded on: July 1st, 1942
Details: Award 141/45.
Several sources state the awarding of the DKiG with the II. / Panzer-Regiment 36. Research suggests that Langkeit was appointed Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 on 1st July 1942.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on: December 9th, 1942
Details: 1338th Award.
Several sources state the awarding of the DKiG with the II. / Panzer-Regiment 36. Research suggests that Langkeit was appointed Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 36 on 1st July 1942.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 36 / 14.Panzer-Division / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: December 7th, 1943
Details: 348th Award.
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN IV STUFE "75"
Rank: Generalmajor
Unit: Komandeur Panzergrenadier-Division "Kurmark"
Awarded on: April 30th, 1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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- Grams, R., Die 14. Panzer-Division – 1940-1945, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2004
- Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
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