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Dürrwanger, Alfred

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1915 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 23rd, 2003 (Berg-Starnberg/Bavaria, Grmany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Alfred Dürrwanger finally reached the rank of Major. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr, finally reaching the rank of Oberst im Generalstab.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Hauptmann (Captain)
Chef 10.(schwere) / Jäger-Regiment 83 / 28. Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1942
Awarded for:
Operation Barbarossa
The following wartime excerpt describes why Dürrwanger would receive the Knight’s Cross…

“The lighthouse hill on the extreme eastern tip of the Kertsch peninsula was the last heavily fortified and occupied defensive position of the Russians. By concentrating both Bataillone in a decisive moment, as well as through his own personal bravery, Oberleutnant Dürrwanger brought about a total victory for the attack. The assault against the rocky hideout produced 8100 enemy prisoners (a third of which were wounded) and 2100 enemy dead.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes