Richard Grünert

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Richard Grünert
Born (1899-10-08)8 October 1899
Świdnica, Silesia, Poland
Died 13 March 1943(1943-03-13) (aged 43)
Malaya Kamenka, Mogilev Oblast, Belarus, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Major
Unit 7th Panzer Division
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Major Richard Grünert (8 October 1899 - 13 March 1943) was a German officer of the 7th Panzer Division during the Second World War who was killed in March 1943 while on operations within the Soviet Union. For his actions he was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves in a ceremony later that year on May 17.[1]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 14 December 1941.[3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Angolia 1979, p. 211.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 352.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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.