Georg Grüner

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Georg Grüner
File:Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-292-1258-04, Frankreich, dekorierter Panzersoldat mit Zivilist.jpg
Grüner (left) in northern France, June 1942
Born (1915-08-09)9 August 1915
Windhoek, Namibia
Died 11 March 1944(1944-03-11) (aged 28)
Proskurov
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–44
Rank Major (Posthumously)
Commands held I. / Panzer-Regiment 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Georg Grüner (9 August 1915 – 11 March 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. Grüner was killed during the Battle of the Korsun-Cherkasy Pocket. As a result he was posthumously promoted to Major and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer on 23 November 1941 as chief of the 1./Panzer-Regiment 33.[4]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 227.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 152.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 352.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Wegmann, Günter (2009). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VIIIa: Panzertruppe Band 2: F–H (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2389-4. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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