Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach

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Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach
Born 10 December 1912
Hofgeismar
Died 9 February 1945(1945-02-09) (aged 32)
Idstein
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1934-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935-1944)
Years of service 1934–44
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Unit Kampfgeschwader 54
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach[a] (10 December 1912 – 2 February 1945) was a German Luftwaffe bomber pilot and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Volprecht Riedesel Freiherr zu Eisenbach was killed on 2 February 1945 over Idstein, Germany.

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Footnotes[edit]

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 291.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walter Marienfeld
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 54
1 April 1943 – 2 February 1945
Succeeded by
Major Hansgeorg Bätcher