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Adrario, Friedrich

    Date of birth:
    November 29th, 1918 (Pidicolle, Austria)
    Date of death:
    June 25th, 2011 (Vienna, Austria)
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1919-1934, Republic)

    Biography

    Friedrich Adrario reached the rank of Hauptmann. After the Second World War he served with the Austrian Bundesheer, reaching the rank of Generalmajor. For his services for Austria he received the Goldenen Ehrenzeichens der Republik, the Goldenen Ehrenzeichens des Landes Niederösterreich and the Tiroler-Adler-Orden.

    Promotions:
    1940: Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel;
    April 1st, 1940: Leutnant;
    1942: Oberleutnant;
    July 1944: Hauptmann;
    1954: Rittmeister (Gendarmerie);
    1956: Hauptmann (Bundesheer);
    ?: Major (Bundesheer);
    1963: Oberstleutnant der Generalstab;
    1973: Brigadier;
    ?: Genralmajor.

    Career:
    ?: Geige-Ausbildung Musik-Konservatorium Kärnten;
    1937: Tiroler Landschützenregiment;
    1938: Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98;
    1940: Offiziersausbildung;
    1940: Infanterieschule Berlin-Döberitz;
    April 1940: Zugführer 4. Kompanie, Radfahr-Bataillon 402;
    April 1942: Führer 1. Kompanie, Radfahr-Bataillon 402;
    ?: Ersatzabteilung, Reichenhall;
    ?: Lehrer Panzerabwehr- und Aufklärungs-Lehrgänge, Infanterieschule Hohenfels;
    February 1943: Führer 1. / Aufklärungs-Abteilung 113;
    September 1943 - November 2nd, 1943: Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung 113;
    ?: Abteilungsführer-Lehrgang, Panzertruppenschule;
    July 1944: Kommandeur Panzerjäger-Abteilung 200;
    August 1944: Führer Panzerjäger-Abteilung 272;
    1954: Alpineausbilder B-Gendarmerie;
    1956: Kompaniechef 22. Jägerbataillon;
    1958: Arbeitsstab „Panzerjäger", Panzertruppenschule;
    ?: Manöverstab Korpskommando I;
    1959: Generalstabkursus;
    ?: Dolmetscherprüfung;
    1962: Stab 9. Panzergrenadier-Brigade;
    1963: Stabschef 9. Panzergrenadier-Brigade;
    1967: Hauptlehroffizier Landesverteidigungsakademie, Wien;
    1973: stellvertretenden Leiter Heeresmaterialamt;
    1983: Retirement.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    4. / Radfahr-Bataillon 402
    Awarded on:
    May 6th, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Führer Panzerjäger-Abteilung 272
    Awarded on:
    December 26th, 1944
    Adrario was the commander of the Panzerjäger-Abteilung 200 (of the 21. Panzer-Division) during its battles in Normandy. Equipped with the hard-hitting 88mm Pak 43, his battalion was able to wreak carnage during the battle and destroy a total of 116 allied tanks in the months of July and August. For this outstanding combat record, achieved under his command, Adrario was eventually awarded the Knight’s Cross near the end of that year.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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