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Seidensticker, August

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1904 (Düsseldorf/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
December 13th, 1975 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Commander of the Panzer-Abteilung 504 from 26 december 1942 to his wound around the 10th of May 1943 in Tunisia, he was then captured and sent in the USA as POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. / Panzer-Regiment 31
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504, Heer
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1943
Action:
For his outstanding actions in Tunisia.
Details:
Date according to Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Federico Peyrani
  • Photo: Federico Peyrani
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis RK
    - Mitteilungsblatt Kameradschaft der Wiener Panzer Division, Folge 65, November 1976

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