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Dietl, Eduard Wohlrat Christian

Date of birth:
July 21st, 1890 (Bad Aibling/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 23rd, 1944 (Near Hochwedel/Steiermark, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
Details:
The EK II-class Dietl already received on September 16th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1940
Details:
The EK I-class Dietl already received on September 3rd 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1940
Details:
25th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandierender General des Gebirgs-Korps Norwegen
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Details:
1st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1940
Details:
Honor award
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1941
Details:
Honor award
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1941
Narvikschild in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Goldenes Parteiabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1944
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944
Details:
Version with swords.
Vapaudenristin Suurristi (VR SR / VR SR mk)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 20.Gebirgsarmee
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1944
Details:
72nd Award, posthumous awarded.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Kaltenegger R., Generaloberst Dietl, Der Held von Narvik, Eine Biographie, Universitas, München, 1990
    - Lexikon der Wehrmacht
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
    - Axis Biographical Research

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