Senger und Etterlin, von, Fridolin

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1891 (Waldshut/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
January 9th, 1963 (Freiburg im Breisgau/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur 2.Reiter-Brigade
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on June 28th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur schnelle Brigade von Senger
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on August 17th 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 17.Panzer-Division / LVII.Panzer-Korps / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his distinguished leadership of the 17. Panzer-Division during the following actions in the winter of 1942/43...

1) The battles between the Volga and the Don during the attempted relief of the 6. Armee in Operation Wintergewitter.

2) During the defensive and retreat battles on the Kazakh steppe.

3) The fighting along the Manytsch river, where his division was able to throw enemy forces back over the river on 24.01.1943.
Details:
1512th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Generaal-majoor)
Unit:
Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber auf Sardinien und Korsika
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber auf Sardinien und Korsika
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1943
Details:
Award 462/2
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XIV.Panzer-Korps / 10.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his outstanding leadership of German forces during the 1st (17.01.-18.02.1944) and 2nd (15.-23.03.1944) battles of Monte Cassino, the latter of which was a clear German victory.
Details:
439th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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