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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, Third 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

The EK II-class Dietl already received on September 16th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1940

The EK I-class Dietl already received on September 3rd 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1940
Awarded for his achievements during the fighting around Narvik.

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 (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General des Gebirgs-Korps Norwegen
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
General Dietl was the first man to be awarded the Oakleaves to the Knight’s Cross for his valiant efforts in the Narvik area during the time period 09.04.-08.06.1940.

1st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1940

Honor award
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 5th, 1941

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:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1944

Awarded with swords and oak leaf.
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka rintatähtineen (VR 1 rt)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1944

Version with swords.
Vapaudenristin Suurristi (VR SR)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 20.Gebirgsarmee
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1944
Awarded for his outstanding leadership of the 20. Gebirgs-Armee.

72nd Award, posthumous awarded.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1911
Bronze Prinzregent Luitpold-Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1915
Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1917
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1918
with swords
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1933
Kommandeurkreuz zum Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Erster Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1934
Commander to the Order of Merit
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1917
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
with star and swords

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