Günther Konopacki

Günther Konopacki

Günther Konopacki
Born (1921-10-10)10 October 1921
Groß Bösitz
Died 23 June 1987(1987-06-23) (aged 65)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Rittmeister
Commands held Aufklärungs-Lehr-Abteilung

World War II

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

Günther Konopacki (10 October 1921 – 23 June 1987) 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. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 396.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht