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Arnold, Friedrich (WH-Sturmgeschütz)

Date of birth:
May 10th, 1919 (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Date of death:
September 1st, 2006 (Gaienhofen-Horn/Konstanz, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 201
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 237
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1943
Friedrich Arnold received the Knight’s Cross while serving as a Sturmgeschütz commander in the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 237 for the following actions:

1.) Bringing his total of destroyed tanks to 51, of which 22 were destroyed in the time period 08.08.-22.09.1943.

2.) Playing a vital role while assigned to the 35. Infanterie-Division. During this time he launched a counterattack with only two Sturmgeschützen and a handful of friendly infantry, and in the fighting which followed he managed to retake the old defensive line and then hold this position for a whole night until reinforcements arrived.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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