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Alfred Druffner

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Birth name  Alfred Druffner
Years of service  1922–43
Name  Alfred Druffner
Rank  Oberst
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Commands held  Grenadier-Regiment 519
Service/branch  German Army

Born  28 May 1904 Denkendorf (1904-05-28)
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Kiev (1941) Battle of Moscow Battle of Kursk
Died  September 30, 1943, Oryol, Russia
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Operation Barbarossa, Battle of Kiev, Battle of Moscow, Battle of Kursk, World War II

Alfred Druffner (28 May 1904 – 30 September 1943) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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. Alfred Druffner died on 30 September 1943 in Orel, Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 30 November 1943.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (20 December 1940)
  • 1st Class (6 August 1941)
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal (21 July 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 October 1941 as Major in the II./Infanterie-Regiment 519
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 6 April 1943 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 519
  • 343rd Oak Leaves on 30 November 1943 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 519
  • References

    Alfred Druffner Wikipedia


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