Major Wilhelm Bach

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Major Wilhelm Bach

Post by Silviu » 21 Nov 2003 14:51

Does anyone has any pictures of cigar-smoking, ex-pastor Solloum front hero Wilhelm Bach?

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 21 Nov 2003 16:03

He seems to out of cigaretten in these pics :lol:

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Post by Peter H » 19 Sep 2007 11:42

Has anyone got biographical details of the ex-Pastor from Mannheim?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 19 Sep 2007 11:47

Bio by Balsi

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Post by Peter H » 20 Sep 2007 05:50

Thanks.

I didn't know he died in Canadian captivity.

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Re: Bach's decorations...

Post by JockCampbell41 » 16 Feb 2009 23:22

Jan-Hendrik wrote:Bio by Balsi
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Hi guys,

I'm making a Tamiya model of parson Bach and I was wondering what medals/badges he is wearing in this picture. Also, what colour would his waffenfarbe be - would they be white? I'm thinking since he was in the infantry he would be wearing white waffenfarbe.

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Re: Major Wilhelm Bach

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 08 Apr 2011 23:04

http://das-ritterkreuz.de/index_search_ ... hword=bach list his last rank as Oberstleutnant der Reserve. Which one is correct?

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Re: Major Wilhelm Bach

Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Apr 2011 23:35

The answer is long ago to be sen here :roll:
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Re: Major Wilhelm Bach

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Apr 2011 05:17

Thank you, Oberstab...

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Re: Major Wilhelm Bach

Post by tigre » 09 Feb 2021 16:38

Hello to all :D; a complement................................

Wilhelm Bach, the "Pastor of Purgatory" (November 5, 1892 Oberöwisheim / Bruchsal, Germany - December 22, 1942 Toronto, Canada).

Awarded on July 9, 1941 as CO of the I. / Schützen-Regiment 104/21 Panzer-Division by:

“The Hauptmann der Reserve Bach not only maintained his strong point (which constituted a key position) with iron determination for three days against strong English attacks, but also successfully carried out the counterattacks that were launched under the brave personal leadership from him. His decision to modify the divisional order to hold the Halfaya Pass under all circumstances, as well as his skillful combat leadership of German and Italian troops alike, were crucial factors in the outcome of the great tank battle. "

Sources: Deutsche Illustrierte. Nr. 43 vom 21. Oktober 1941/17. Jahrgang
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/281 ... -Georg.htm
http://www.ritterkreuztraeger.info/rk/b/B008Bach.pdf

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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