Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach

Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach

Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach
Born 10 December 1912
Hofgeismar
Died 9 February 1945(1945-02-09) (aged 32)
Idstein
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935-1944)
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Unit Kampfgeschwader 54
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach[a] (10 December 1912 – 2 February 1945) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. 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. Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach was killed on 2 February 1945 over Idstein, Germany.

Awards

Footnotes

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 291.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walter Marienfeld
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 54
1 April 1943 – 2 February 1945
Succeeded by
Major Hansgeorg Bätcher