Bruno Richter

Bruno Richter

Bruno Richter
Born (1914-11-23)23 November 1914
Died 6 June 1993(1993-06-06) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Rittmeister
Commands held Füsilier-Battalion (A.A.) 24

World War II

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

Bruno Richter (23 November 1914 – 6 June 1993) was a highly decorated Rittmeister in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Bruno Richter was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket and was held until 1949.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 290.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht