Richard Metzger (officer)

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Richard Metzger
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Richard Metzger
Born (1912-02-06)6 February 1912
Mainz
Died 8 December 1982(1982-12-08) (aged 70)
Wiesbaden
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1929–45
1956–69
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Infanterie-Battalion z.b.V. 561
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Richard Metzger (6 February 1912 – 8 December 1982)[1] was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant 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. Richard Metzger was captured by Soviet troops in June 1944 during the Bobruysk Offensive and was released in 1955. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1969.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Richard Metzger at Das-Ritterkreuz.de
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 253.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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>
  • 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>

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