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Walther, Erich

    Date of birth:
    August 5th, 1903 (Gorden-Liebenwerda/Saxony, Germany)
    Date of death:
    December 26th, 1948 (Lager Weimar-Buchenwald/Thuringia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Died on 26th December 1948 in Soviet imprisonment in POW camp Weimar near Buchenwald.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 18th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 26th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Kommandeur I. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 / Flieger-Division 7
    Awarded on:
    May 24th, 1940
    Details:
    39th Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    I. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
    Awarded on:
    March 31st, 1942
    Details:
    Award 2/32.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4 / 1.Fallschirmjäger-Division / XIV.Armee-Korps / 10.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
    Awarded on:
    March 2nd, 1944
    Details:
    411th Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst
    Unit:
    Führer Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Division 2 "Hermann Göring" / Fallschirm-Panzer-Korps „Hermann Göring“ / 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
    Awarded on:
    February 1st, 1945
    Details:
    131st Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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