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 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1944
Rank Rittmeister der Reserve
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 der Reserve 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.

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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 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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