PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ahrens, Wilhelm "Willi"
Date of birth: October 1st, 1912 (Goslar/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  August 26th, 1998 (Gummersbach/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Awarded on: February 1942
Details: Was written in the Ehrenblatt in February 1942 and received the clasp when it was introduced.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: 9. / Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on: April 14th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Kommandeur III. / Grenadier-Regiment 17 / 31.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: May 4th, 1944
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
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
- Award documents and newspaper clippings
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