Kirchner, Friedrich

Date of birth:
March 26th, 1885 (Zöbigker/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 6th, 1960 (Fulda/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Schützen-Brigade /1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 1st October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Schützen-Brigade / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 26th September 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1. Panzer-Division / XIX.Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Details:
29th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1942
Details:
Award 111/2.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General LVII.Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General LVII.Panzerkorps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1944
Details:
391st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General LVII.Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General LVII.Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1945
Details:
127th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Berger, F., Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern – Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2002/03
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht.de

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