Adolf Weitkunat

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Adolf Weitkunat
Birth name Adolf Weitkunat
Born (1895-02-07)7 February 1895
Grünfließ, East Prussia
Died 28 June 1988(1988-06-28) (aged 93)
Buchholz in der Nordheide
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–18
1938–45
Rank Oberst of the Reserves
Commands held Grenadier-Regiments 514
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Teacher

Adolf Weitkunat (7 February 1895 – 28 June 1988) was a highly decorated Oberst of the Reserves 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 431.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 357.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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