Leopold Bartl

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Leopold Bartl
Born 31 March 1902
Rehberg, Austria
Died 4 April 1980(1980-04-04) (aged 78)
Krems, Austria
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1925–45
Rank Major
Commands held Pioneer-Battalion 335
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Leopold Bartl (31 March 1902 – 4 April 1980) 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. Leopold Bartl was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 after the Battle of Halbe. He was held until 1947.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Scherzer 2010, p. 16.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 105.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian; Habisohn, Christian (2003). Ritterkreuzträger im Österreichischen Bundesheer 1955–1985 [Knight's Cross Bearers of the Austrian Armed Forces 1955–1985] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-2-0. 
  • 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945—Teil XI: Pioniertruppe—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Armed Forces 1939–1945—Part XI: Pioneer Troops Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2398-6. 

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