Georg Audenrieth

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Georg "Girgl" Audenrieth
Nickname(s) "Girgl"
Born 20 July 1917
Nuremberg
Died 15 January 1999(1999-01-15) (aged 81)
Mittenwald
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
1955–69
Rank Feldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Hauptfeldwebel (Bundeswehr)
Unit 3./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Georg "Girgl" Audenrieth (20 July 1917 – 15 January 1999) was a highly decorated Feldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Hauptfeldwebel 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. Georg Audenrieth was captured by American troops in 1945 and was released in 1946. In 1955 he joined the Bundeswehr and retired in 1969 as a Hauptfeldwebel.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Thomas & Wegmann 1993, p. 8.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 195.

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>
  • Huß, Jürgen (2009). Ritterkreuzträger im Mannschaftsstand 1941 – 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-042-9.<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 (1993). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VI: Die Gebirgstruppe Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2430-3. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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