Paul Adam Military person

Paul Adam (23 March 1892 – 30 November 1969) was a highly decorated Oberst i.G. der Reserve 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. Paul Adam was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket, and was held until 1948.

Personal facts

Birth dateMarch 23, 1892
Birth place
Germany , Saarbrücken
Date of deathNovember 30, 1969
Place of death
Germany , Saarbrücken


Military person

Nazi Germany
German Empire (to 1918)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
military operations
Operation Barbarossa
Invasion of Poland
World War II
Battle of France
World War I
Courland Pocket
Battle of Voronezh (1942)
military branch
German Army (1935–45)
military commandGrenadier-Regiment 158
service start1914
service end1914

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