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Fredebold, Dipl. Ing, Reinhard

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1896 (Hanover-Stöcken, Germany)
Date of death:
April 1st, 1976 (Hanover, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
III./Infanterie-Regiment 191 / 71. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1942
The following press article, dated 07.09.1942, describes why Fredebold was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“During the fighting in the Don bend Major der Reserve Reinhard Fredebold and his infantry captured an important hill position, and in doing so contributed significantly to the encirclement and destruction of strong enemy forces.

In addition to this it must be mentioned that, during the time period 11.-24.08.1942, the 71. Infanterie-Division was positioned along the Don on a 150 km front between Generalow and Golubajamündung. It then thrust over the Don river along both sides of the Beresow island on the 25.08.1942. The Infanterie-Regiment 191 crossed over a 160 metre long pontoon bridge at Pestowatka. The III. Bataillon was deployed to the Sokarewska sector. Major Fredebold significantly contributed to ensuring the success of the attack against the Karpowka river, as well as the subsequent capture of Kalatsch.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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