Geisendorf, Fritz-Adolf

Date of birth:
December 7th, 1909 (Pollwitten/Easternprussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 214. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1941
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
4. M.G.-Schwadron / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
4. M.G.-Schwadron / Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Stab Aufklärungs-Abteilung / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
4. M.G.-Schwadron / 161. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Kavallerie-Brigade "Süd" 4
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 13th, 1944
Details:
Golden version according to 1957 miniature decorations and in recognition for five Panzervenichtungsabzeichen (Silber).
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Schwadronschef I. / Kavallerie-Brigade "Süd" 4.
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
1. / Kavallerie-Brigade "Süd" 4.
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Regimentstab Kavallerie-Brigade "Süd" 4.
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1945
Action:
Not an official awarding.
Details:
Fritz-Adolf Geisendorf was 'awarded' the Knights Cross by Generaloberst Harpe, Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppe A, on March 27th, 1945. However the awarding was to be withdrawn beceause of the fact that Harpe at that time was not entitled to make such awardings or to approve to such awardings. A formal awarding was not made before the war ended.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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