Richter, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich "Fritz"

Date of birth:
May 9th, 1911 (Boizenhagen/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
August 30th, 1989 (Uetze-Benrode/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
II. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21, 10. SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21, 10. SS-Panzer-Division "Frundsberg", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
Unconfirmed awarding recognized by the OdR on which no confirmation has been found in the archives.
Proposal arrived at HPA via Fernschreiben on 25.03.1945 ; the original proposal was handed back to HPA P 5a by Obersturmbannführer Kment with approval of Himmler on 29.04.1945 ; four identical proposals existing approved by Div.Kdr (Harmel) and by Himmler ; comments of AOK 9 and HGr Weichsel are lacking ; HPA proposal in three copies existing but unfinished at war's end ; case treated by Ordenskommission OdR in 1977 and decided: "RK ja, 6.5.1945" ; award date later changed by Fellgiebel ; award date by Krätschmer : "09.05.1945".
Awarding dates in sources vary from May 6th, 1945, to May 9th, 1945 and May 11th, 1945. The date of May 11th is impossible by decree of Dönitz, which did not allow any awardings after May 9th, 1945.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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