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Alwin Wolz

Alwin Wolz German General and Knight's Cross recipients

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Military officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 22 September 1897, Germany
Death 15 September 1978, Vaterstetten, Germany (aged 81 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
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Alwin Wolz (22 September 1897 – 15 September 1978) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 3. Flak Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Wolz was appointed combat commander of Hamburg on 15 April 1945. He surrendered the city to the British 7th Armoured Division on 3 May 1945.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold (21 August 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 June 1943 as Oberst and commander of Flak-Regiment 135 (mot.)
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