PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Salz, Wilhelm "Willi"
Date of birth: September 14th, 1915 (Duisburg/Rhineland, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit: 6. / Infanterie-Regiment 502
Awarded on: March 25th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Führer 6. / Grenadier-Regiments 502 / 290.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: September 10th, 1944
Action: During the fighting around Polosk where the Germans suffered heavy losses, Salz collected the remnants of the scattered men and counterattacked the superior forces of the Soviets. Due to the surprise and their tenacity, Salz's men broke the offensive.
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Details: Silver version
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
- Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
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