Stichtenoth, Friedrich

Date of birth:
April 14th, 1907 (Göttingen/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
March 17th, 1970 (Hameln, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
x?: Leutnant;
x?: Oberleutnant;
x?: Hauptmann;
January 1st, 1942: Major;
May 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant;
November 1st, 1944: Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef, 13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 74, 19. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1941
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Medaglia commemorativa della campagna italo-tedesca in Africa
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 128, 23. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 128, 23. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 128, 23. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1944
Action:
Oberleutnant Stichtenoth was the commander of Pz.Gr.Rgt. 128 in the summer of 1944. During this time its parent division, 23rd Panzer Division, was engaged in heavy fighting in Poland. On 1 August the division was assigned the task of advancing along the east bank of the Weichsel to the city of Baranov, where the Russians had established a bridgehead. Its orders were to capture the city and cut off the bridgehead from its supply line. Despite their reaching and opening fire on the ferry traffic next to Baranov, the Russians counterattacked at the base of the advance and cut off the elements of the division that had made it to the bridgehead, including Stichtenoth’s regiment. At this stage Stichtenoth formed a Kampfgruppe of these elements, and on the night of 4/5 August led a breakout south towards the German lines. With minimal losses he led his men to safety through 12km of hostile territory, destroying ten Soviet AFVs in the process. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross for this action.
Details:
According to the Soldbuch awarded on 8-11-1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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