Günter Amelung

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Günter Amelung
Born 8 April 1914
Berlin
Died 29 March 1944(1944-03-29) (aged 29)
Oborova, Croatia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–44
Rank Rittmeister of the Reserves
Unit Aufklärungs-Abteilung 55
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günter Amelung (8 April 1914 – 29 March 1944) was a highly decorated Rittmeister of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Günter Amelung was killed near Oborova, Croatia and was posthumously promoted to Rittmeister der Reserve.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.

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>
  • 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>

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