Richter, Friedrich

Date of birth:
August 27th, 1910 (Bayreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 16th, 1969 (Hof an der Saale/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Friedrich Richter reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. / Infanterie-Regiment 42
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Grenadier-Regiment 42
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his bravery and the successful leadership of his battalion during the battle of Izyum.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 1222
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Action:
Oberstleutnant Richter and his regiment particularly distinguished themselves during the battles of the 180. Infanterie-Division along the Lower Rhine, specifically in the fighting around Xanthen and Kleve. The overall accomplishment of both Richter’s regiment and the Division as a whole was the holding of the Wesel bridgehead, which was only abandoned on 08.03.1945.
Details:
818th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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