Risse, Walther

Date of birth:
December 13th, 1892 (Geithain/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
June 21st, 1965 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 474, 254. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 225. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Details:
Award 639/26
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 28th, 1944
Action:
In tough combat of the third Courland battle, the North German 225th Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant General Risse and the Pomeranian 12th Armored Division, led by Lieutenant General Freiherr von Bodenhausen, have shown outstanding steadfastness.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 225.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
704th Award.

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