- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
- 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.