Zäh, Friedrich

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1917 (Asch, Germany)
Date of death:
January 20th, 1945 (Sarosd, Hungary)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 5. Batterie, II. Abteilung, SS-Artillerie-Regiment 5, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1943
Details:
According to Patzwall / Scherzer the unit is 9./SS-Art.Rgt. 5.
Vorschlag dated 11-10-1943 and signed by Abt.-Kdr. Karl-Heinz Bühler. Endorsed 14-10-1943 by Rgt.-Kdr. Joachim Richter and 19-10-1943 by Div.-Kdr. Herbert Otto Gille. Approved 31-10-1943 by Armee OB Otto Wöhler.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Action:
For action at Sarosd on January 20th, 1945.
Details:
6222nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 5. Batterie, II. Abteilung, SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 5, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1944
Details:
4963rd Award.
Vorschlag dated 11-11-1944 and signed by Abt.-Kdr. Karl-Heinz Bühler. Endorsed by Rgt.-Fhr. Hans Bünning and on 14-11-1944 by Div.-Fhr. Karl Ullrich. Approved by Korps Kom. Gen. Herbert Otto Gille.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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