PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Kohler, Wilhelm (WH-Infanterie/WH-Panzer)
Date of birth: January 26th, 1917 (Tübingen/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:  September 30th, 2002 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg , Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 3rd, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: July 23rd, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Kommandeur Kampfgruppe / Grenadier-Regiment 195 / 78.Infanterie-Division / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: December 10th, 1942
Action: Hauptmann Kohler was awarded his Knight's Cross for actions at Kropotowo on the Eastern Front.
Details: 1341st Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Ordonnanz-Offizier Kampfgruppe / 9.Panzer-Division / LXXXI.Armee-Korps / 1.Fallschirm-Armee / Heeresgruppe D
Awarded on: October 4th, 1944
Action: He was awarded the Oakleaves for actions during the Battle for Aachen.
Details: 607th Award.
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher collection
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- 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
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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