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- Date of birth:
- April 14th, 1890 (Liebau in Schlesien/Silesia, Germany)
- Date of death:
- January 30th, 1946 (Minsk/Byelorussian SSR, USSR)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur, 35. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- March 17th, 1944
Awarded for his leadership of the 35. Infanterie-Division from late 1943 to early 1944. At the beginning of January 1944 the Division occupied new defensive positions south of Mogilev and from here were able to repel all enemy attacks. Later, on 14.02.1944, the Soviets were forced to call off a breakthrough attempt in the sector of the Division due to heavy losses sustained here.
Awarded for the achievements of his Division during Operation Bagration. Under Richert’s leadership the Division was able to break out of the enemy trap near Osemlja on 26.06.1944, having destroyed 68 enemy tanks. It then pulled back to the line Korma-Poplin, west of the Ptitsch, where it was subordinated to the LV. Armee-Korps. Thus, when most divisions of Heeresgruppe Mitte were either destroyed or shattered, Richert’s formation was able to maintain its integrity and combat worthiness for the battles that followed.
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- THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
- EK I im Polenfeldzug