Wilhelm smiles at Bridget von Hammersmark
Vital statistics
Name Wilhelm
Gender Male
Allegiance Third Reich
Title/Rank Oberfeldwebel (Master Seargent)
Nationality German
Fate Killed by Bridget von Hammersmark
Portrayed by Alexander Fehling
“I'm a father. My baby was born today. In Frankfurt. Five hours ago. His name is Max. We were in here drinking, celebrating. They're the ones that came in shooting and killing. It's not my fault!”
―Wilhelm tells Aldo what happened in the tavern

Wilhelm was an Oberfeldwebel (Sergeant) in the Wehrmacht, who was celebrating along with 4 other soldiers the birth of his son in a tavern, where two of the Basterds were supposed to meet with Bridget von Hammersmark.


He was born in Germany. He was married and had a baby, Maximilian, who was born in Frankfurt.


Chapter Four - OPERATION KINOEdit

Wilhelm is seen at a table, in the La Louisiane tavern, in the French village of Nadine, drinking and celebrating the birth of his son, along with four of his comrades. Here, they accompanied Bridget von Hammersmark, who also took part of their guess card game.


  • In the original script, Wilhelm survived after being shot by von Hammersmark and told Landa on the hospital bed that she was a spy. In the script, von Hammersmark also tells The Basterds that she shot Wilhelm to prevent him from revealing that she was a spy for the British.
  • The standoff between Aldo and Wilhelm during the La Louisiane scene is similar to a scene in Quentin Tarantino's other movie Kill Bill: Vol. 2 in which Beatrix Kiddo just finds out she is pregnant and is attacked by a hit woman. The two have a standoff in which she makes a deal with the hit woman to let her go as she is pregnant. Sgt. Wilhelm makes a deal with Aldo to let him go as he had become a father that night. The difference in the two scenarios is that Beatrix honors the deal and the hitwoman escapes, while Aldo honors the deal but Bridget von Hammersmark shoots and kills Sgt. Wilhelm after he calls her a traitor.

Behind the scenesEdit

Wilhelm was played by Alexander Fehling.