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Zeiher, Robert

Date of birth:
November 1st, 1919 (Freiburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 13th, 2000
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / II. / Infanterie-Regiment 420 / 125.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / II. / Infanterie-Regiment 420 / 125.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / II. / Infanterie-Regiment 420 / 125.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Regimentsadjutant Infanterie-Regiment 420 / 125.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1943
Action:
For a wound inflicted on 24th April 1943.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer I. / SS-Grenadier-Regiment "Radolfzell"
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1945
Details:
SS-Grenadier-Regiment “Radolfzell” was probably composed of staff and students from the SS-Unterführerschule in Radolfzell. Krätschmer lists Zeiher as receiving his Knight’s Cross as Kommandeur in der I./SS-Unterführerschule Radolfzell, which could have been in Kampfgruppe “Stattler” commanded by SS-Obersturmbannführer Karl Stattler, who was awarded his Knight’s Cross on 16 January 1945 as Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe “Stattler”, part of 189.Volksgrenadier-Division, LXIV.Armee-Korps, 19.Armee, Armee-Gruppe “Opper Rhein”, Western Front.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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