Andreas Thorey

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Andreas Thorey
Birth name Andreas Thorey
Born (1912-11-03)3 November 1912
Hitzacker, Germany
Died 18 April 1944(1944-04-18) (aged 31)
Along the Dniester
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1932–44
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Commands held Aufklärungs-Abteilung 94
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Andreas Thorey (3 November 1912 – 18 April 1944) was a highly decorated Major 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. Andreas Thorey was killed on 18 April 1944 along the Dniester River. He was posthumously promoted to Major.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 377.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 342.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.


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  • 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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