Alfred Eidel

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Alfred Eidel
Born 23 May 1910
Baden
Died 23 June 1944(1944-06-23) (aged 34)
Vitebsk
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1929 - 1945
Rank Major
Unit I./Grenadier-Regiment 171
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Alfred Eidel (23 May 1910 – 23 June 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the German Army during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, awarded for extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (9 June 1940)
    • 1st Class (29 June 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold (21 August 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 24 September 1942 as Hauptmann and commander of leader of I. / Infanterie-Regiment 171 [1]
    • 283rd Oak Leaves on 23 August 1943 as Major and commander of I. / Grenadier-Regiment 171 [2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 144.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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