August Dieckmann

August Dieckmann

August Dieckmann
August Dieckmann
Born (1912-05-29)29 May 1912
Cadenberge near Hannover
Died 10 October 1943(1943-10-10) (aged 31)
at the Dnjepr
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen SS
Years of service 1934–43
Rank SS-Standartenführer (posthumous)
Unit I./SS-Rgt "Germania"
SS-PzGrenRgt 10 "Westland"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

August Dieckmann (born 29 May 1912 in Cadenberge near Hannover; killed in action 10 October 1943 at the Dnjepr) was a highly decorated Standartenführer (Colonel) in the Waffen-SS. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 118.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 84.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 160.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 41.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger.  
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  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS] (in German). Coburg, Germany:  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • August Dieckmann @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht