Riedel, Willi

Date of birth:
November 10th, 1909 (Liegnitz, Germany)
Date of death:
February 10th, 1982 (Potsdam, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 524, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 524, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the advance of the 297. Infanterie-Division towards Stalingrad while leading at the head of his battalion. He was recognized for remaining with his men despite being wounded twice.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 524, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his further brave actions while leading his battalion following the encirclement of Stalingrad.
Details:
186th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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