Günther Straehler-Pohl

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Günther Straehler-Pohl
Born (1917-07-29)29 July 1917
Breslau
Died 31 July 1980(1980-07-31) (aged 63)
Wildeshausen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–45
1956–75
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
Commands held II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Straehler-Pohl (29 July 1917 – 31 July 1980) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and a Oberst in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Günther Straehler-Pohl was captured by Allied forces with the surrender of German forces in Tunisia in 1943 and was in captivity until 1947.

Awards and Decorations

Notes

  1. According to Thomas & Wegmann on 1 March 1943.[1]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 300.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 463.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 335.

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>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9.<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; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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