Gerhard Friedrich (officer)

Gerhard Friedrich (officer)

Gerhard Friedrich
Born 17 October 1909
Breslau
Died 8 May 1945(1945-05-08) (aged 35)
Trautenau, East Prussia
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1929–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Gerhard Friedrich (17 October 1909 – Missing in action as of 8 May 1945) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Gerhard Friedrich was listed as missing in action as of 8 May 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 182.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 156.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com