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Alwin Wolz
Born (1897-09-22)September 22, 1897
Died 15 September 1978(1978-09-15) (aged 80)
Place of birth Windsfeld
Place of death Vaterstetten
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1919)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1915–1919
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 3. Flak-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Alwin Wolz (22 September 1897 – 15 September 1978) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 3. Flak Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Alwin 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 and was held prisoner of war until 1947.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 366.
  • Alman, Karl (1998). Ritterkreuzträger des Afrikakorps (in German). Rastatt, Germany: VPM Verlagsunion Pabel Moewig. ISBN 3-8118-1457-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter von Hippel
Commander of 3. Flak-Division
1 May 1944 – 2 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Stange

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