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Anding, Friedrich

Date of birth:
June 26th, 1915 (Göttingen, Germany)
Date of death:
February 7th, 1996 (Radevormwald, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

After the war Friedrich Anding served in the Bundeswehr and finally reached the rank of Captain of the reserves.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Adjutant der Panzerjäger-Abteilung "Großdeutschland" / Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Action:
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.
Details:
Was recommended to receive the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold but was awarded the Ritterkreuz.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - 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
    - Ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de
    - Das-Ritterkreuz.de

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