Ernst Kuppinger

Ernst Kuppinger

Ernst Kuppinger
Born (1914-07-08)8 July 1914
Neulußheim
Died 3 August 1995(1995-08-03) (aged 81)
Neulußheim
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
?–1970
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberst im Generalstab (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Füsilier-Battalion 246
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Ernst Kuppinger (8 July 1914 – 3 August 1995) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Ernst Kuppinger was captured by French troops in April 1945 and was held until April 1946.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 431.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 230.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht