Dietrich Koch

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Dr. rer. pol.
Dietrich Koch
Born 8 April 1916
Hamburg
Died 22 November 2002(2002-11-22) (aged 86)
Bad Kreuznach
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–43
Rank Oberleutnant of the Reserves
Unit Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 88
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. rer. pol. Dietrich Koch[Note 1] (8 April 1916 – 22 November 2002) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Dietrich Koch was severely wounded in December 1941 and was released from the Wehrmacht in December 1943.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctorate of political economy is abbreviated as Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor rerum politicarum).

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 216.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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.