PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Thulke, Willi
Date of birth: September 22nd, 1916 (Gumbinnen/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:  September 4th, 1998 (Lippstadt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Willi Thulke finally reachted the rank of Oberstleutnant during the Second World War. After the war he served until 30th September 1972 with the Bundeswehr, there also finally reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 22nd, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: December 17th, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Chef 6. / Grenadier-Regiment 501 / 290.Infanterie-Division / II.Armeekorps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: January 7th, 1943
Details: 1419th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit: Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 501 / 290.Infanterie-Division / X.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: March 13th, 1944
Details: 424th Award.
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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