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Wilhelm Cappel
Born (1906-10-08)8 October 1906
Died 18 July 1944(1944-07-18) (aged 37)
Place of birth Witten
Place of death Lundsen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1944
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 424
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Karl August Wilhelm Cappel (8 October 1906 – 18 July 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Wilhelm Cappel was killed on 18 July 1944.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Thomas and Wegmann 1998, p. 11.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 72.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 129.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2534-0.

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