PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Vielwerth, Wilhelm-August "Erich"
Date of birth: February 10th, 1912 (Büdingen/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:  August 12th, 1997 (Büdingen/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1936: Unteroffizier;
1938: Feldwebel;
October 1st, 1940: Oberfeldwebel;
May 1st, 1943: Leutnant;
March 1st, 1944: Oberleutnant.

Career:
1931 - 1936: Polizei;
1936: Heer;
?: Zugführer, 1. / Infanterie-Regiment 87 (motorisiert) / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
1944: Führer 3. / Grenadier-Regiment 87 / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
March 1945: Bataillonsführer Grenadier-Regiment 87 / 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
May 1945 - August 1945: American POW.
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Rank: Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Awarded on: August 1st, 1940
Details: Silver version.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on: August 1st, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 87 (motorisiert), 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on: October 18th, 1941
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on: September 1st, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on: September 15th, 1942
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on: May 1st, 1944
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Awarded on: May 25th, 1944
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Führer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 87, 36. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on: March 8th, 1945
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Action: Awarded for a wound received on August 5th, 1942.
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
- Color photo Pop-up: Beyerlein sammlung
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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