Friedrich, Erich (WH-Panzergrenadier)

Date of birth:
July 15th, 1914 (Brumby/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 1983 (Mutterstadt/Rhineland Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1943
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1944
Details:
2nd presentation by Adolf Hitler on 5th September 1945.
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Truppführer 1. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv IV/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Dezember 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.

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