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Willi Hund
Born (1923-03-23)March 23, 1923
Died 30 April 2002(2002-04-30) (aged 79)
Place of birth Wiesbaden, Germany
Place of death Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Obersturmführer
Unit 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross I Class
Iron Cross II Class
Close Combat Clasp in Silver
Wound Badge in Gold
Tank Destruction Badge
Honour Roll Clasp of the Army

Willi Hund was an Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Obersturmführer Willi Hund was one of the last members of the German armed forces to be awarded the Knight's Cross on the 20 April 1945, when in command of a battle group consisting of, among other things the 6th and 7th Companies, 23rd SS Panzergrenader Regiment Norge in the defence of Berlin.


Further reading

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
  • Mitcham Samuel, The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45,Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8