PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Jähde, Willy
Date of birth: January 18th, 1908 (Helmsdorf/Silesia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
October 1st, 1939: Hauptmann (RDA -2a-);
January 1st, 1943: Major (RDA -6-).

Career:
?: Panzer-Abteilung 66;
April 1941: Heeres-Unteroffizierschule Putlos;
January 28th, 1942: Heeres-Unteroffizierschule Potsdam-Eiche;
August 1942: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 29;
October 28th, 1943: Kommandeur schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502;
May 1st, 1944: Heeres-Unteroffizierschule Eisenach.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 10th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 15th, 1939
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur, schwere Panzer-Abteiluing 502, 227. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: March 16th, 1944
Details: Submitted on March 11th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on March 25th 1944 to Heeresgruppe Mitte.
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
Details: Silver version.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Karteikarte.
- FEDERL, CH., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2000.
- FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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