Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach

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Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach
Born (1916-10-17)17 October 1916
Pfungstadt
Died 2 March 1999(1999-03-02) (aged 82)
Markt Kirchzell
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung (Panther) 2101
Panzer-Brigade 101
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach (17 October 1916 – 2 March 1999) 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. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released in April 1946.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
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. 

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