Günter Klappich

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Günter Klappich
Born (1917-10-02)2 October 1917
Dortmund
Died 22 January 1943(1943-01-22) (aged 25)
Rostov-on-Don
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–43
Rank Hauptmann (Posthumously)
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 60
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Günter Klappich (22 January 1917 – 22 January 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Klappich was killed in 1943 during the Battle of Rostov, and was posthumously awarded Oak Leaves and promoted to Hauptmann.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 368.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 211.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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 (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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