Alfred Druffner

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Alfred Druffner
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Birth name Alfred Druffner
Born (1904-05-28)28 May 1904
Denkendorf
Died 30 September 1943(1943-09-30) (aged 39)
Orel, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922–43
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 519
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Alfred Druffner (28 May 1904 – 30 September 1943) 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. Alfred Druffner died on 30 September 1943 in Orel, Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 30 November 1943.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 133.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 93.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 282.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 166.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

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>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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