Rittberg, Graf von, Georg

Date of birth:
May 30th, 1898 (Straßburg/Alsace, Germany)
Date of death:
June 6th, 1973 (Krün/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Action:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class in June 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Action:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class in October 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 131
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1942
Details:
Award 66/8
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 88.Infanterie-Division / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1944
Details:
2743rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1944
Action:
The Frankish-Sudeten German 88th Infantry Division under the command of Major General von Rittberg in the northern sector of the eastern front and the Rhenish-Westphalian 329th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant General Mayer in the southern sector distinguished themselves by showing hardship and toughness.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Action:
In the fierce defensive battles in the great bend of the Vistula, the under the command of General of Infantry Recknagel standing Franco-Sudeten 88th Infantry Division, led by Major General Graf von Rittberg and the Hessian-Moselle 72nd Infantry Division under the leadership of Major General Hohn, have excelled themselves by showing unshakeable courage in battle and bold recklessness.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 88.Infanterie-Division / XXXXII.Armee-Korps / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
610th Award.

Sources

  • Photo 1: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research

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