Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach

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Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach
Born 10 December 1912
Hofgeismar
Died 9 February 1945(1945-02-09) (aged 32)
Idstein
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935-1944)
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Unit Kampfgeschwader 54
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach[a] (10 December 1912 – 2 February 1945) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. 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. Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach was killed on 2 February 1945 over Idstein, Germany.

Awards

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References

Citations

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 378.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 291.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walter Marienfeld
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 54
1 April 1943 – 2 February 1945
Succeeded by
Major Hansgeorg Bätcher