- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
- Adjutant der Panzerjäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland" / Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"
- Awarded on:
- May 8th, 1945
As Leutnant der Reserve and Adjutant der Panzerjäger-Abteilung der Division “Großdeutschland” Friederich Anding received his Knight’s Cross for the destruction of 6 tanks and 5 armored vehicles on 8 May 1945. This action took place in northern Germany (more specifically in Stadensen) on 14-15 April. The battalion was attacked by a large number of enemy tanks and armored vehicles. Major Gustav Walle, commanding officer, had 9 kills and Obergefreiter Nepomuk Stützle had 7 kills. Along with Anding, both of these men were awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Was recommended to receive the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold but was awarded the Ritterkreuz.